Sunday, 13 February 2011

Vroom Vroom, Wheeeee - Off We Go!


I didn't get much done on Baby Goes Baaaa! on Thursday, as I teach at the university in the mornings, but I cracked on come Friday.

Next up the bunny / slug combo (the one that started life as a dog). Most of the central area of this spread will be taken up with big, bold text, so I figured this was a good one to do next, as it would be fairly quick, so I'd get a quick-fix feeling of achievement, and end the week on a positive note.

I toyed with a pink or baby-blue bunny, as brown or grey seemed a little drab, but decided on white again in the end, to set off strong colours for everything else:


I had a slight set-back after lunch, as I wrestled a little with the scooter wheels: originally I did them dark grey tyre colour, but changed my mind. Thank goodness you can rub out pastels!

I got the spread finished within the day. It's so much easier with no background. Here are close ups of the skateboarding slug:

...and of the bunny baby:


So far so good!

11 comments:

granny grimble said...

It's all off to a good start, and I can't wait to come along for the ride.
That cute little slug is going to be a star I feel sure. I just love him.

Lucy said...

Looks fantastic so far! I love that we can see your process and watch your book come to life! Thank you for sharing, it's a real inspiration for illustrators just starting out like me! :o)

Mary Jane said...

Your bunny is absolutely wonderful with all the energy of a child at play. He pops off the page with life. And the slug is a character a kid would want to take home and cuddle. Who knew this was possible?Your work is amazing! Thanks for sharing again. Love thos mittens on strings! And those heart pyjamas! Happy Valentines day!

Sue Westcott said...

They're lovely, absolutely beautiful.

Serena said...

Wonderful! I love the colour choices!

Emily said...

Bunny! Squee!
And I'm loving the not so sluggish slug with a boa!

Lynne Chapman said...

Thank you everyone - so pleased you like how it's coming along. Your lovely feedback helps to keep me happy and worry-free about it all!

Anne said...

Enjoying it already - love the colours you have chosen.
Anne x

Leen Christens said...

Excellent work! He looks very naughty and full of untamable energy! Great color choice, I agree with the colors of the wheels!

Bethany Hissong said...

I think the bunny is perfect being white and I am in love with that slug!! (Did I just write that?!)

Tomás Serrano said...

Wow! It seems come out of the paper. It looks a 3D image.