Monday, 28 September 2009

Illustrating a Picture Book: Nearly There


The deadline for posting my artwork is Thursday: so, what's left to do? You'll be pleased to hear that things have continued to go really well, I put in some time over the weekend, and all the artwork is now done. Hurray!! Whoo-whoo!


My final pieces were the sundry character vignettes for the title page and back cover, which I finished on Friday. I'm really pleased with the middle one in particular
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Then on Sunday I went back and sorted out odds and ends, mainly the penultimate 'running away' spread, which has been sitting three-quarters finished for simply ages:



Below is a detail which will enlarge further with a click (sorry - still can't get full-width pics to enlarge for you):

Today I've been going back through everything, comparing the artwork, checking colour continuity and touching up anything I'm not so happy about, now I'm seeing it afresh.

So... tomorrow I'll get it all mounted and posted off 2 whole days early - I can hardly believe it.

Just as well, because the saved time will be VERY handy. By Thursday night I also have to pay my VAT (gulp), buy all my train tickets for my first batch of school visits and get everything prepared for a day of storytelling at Brayton Infants in Selby, starting first thing Friday morning!

Plus, there's the vital last-minute check though recent emails and those event sheets, to make sure I have all the info I need from the schools. There's always one who emails a timetable the night before, and it's always the one that features ten 30 minute storytellings, end-to-end...

5 comments:

Co. said...

Congratulations ! You did a wonderful work, and you must be so so relieved ! I am very happy for you !
Thanks for keeping us updated so often, that is great ! And your book is going to be just beautiful !
Thank you for passing by too ;-) You made me laugh with the google translator ;-)
Talk to you soon !

Evangelina Prieto said...

A wonderful work. Congratulations
Ev

Candace Trew Camling said...

I really love the excited sketch you did of yourself!

Ale Acosta A. said...

Wow, great blog!
I just loved the story about your grandpa...
Ill´be back soon ;-)

Jessie said...

It's been a joy to be following your progress, congrats at finishing in record time! I hope you don't really get 10 lots of 30 minute stortelling all in a row!x