Friday, 23 September 2011
Baby Can.... Get Back to Work
I struggled to get going this week, taking an age to finish off this piece, which was virtually done at the end of last week. I think I had lost a bit of momentum: I hate it when something sits on my desk for too long.
But after the fun and games of the weekend, followed immediately by a day of school visits in Nottingham (part 2 of a Greenaway Shadowing project), I've really had to get my head down and get on with the final bits of artwork for Baby Can Bounce. The deadline of Oct 1st is scarily imminent.
I've had this Baby Can Crawl piece on the desk for ages too:
But at last, come Wednesday afternoon, they were both sorted and I could start something fresh.
There were only two pages left to do, plus the cover. I decided to do Baby Can Wave next. It's the final page of the book:
It was originally just Rhino and Cuckoo's page, but we decided to stuff it with lots of the other characters, to make it more of a full-on goodbye. Which meant that, to do the artwork, I needed to tack loads of different bits of completed artwork all over my desk, to use as colour reference:
Once this is done it's just Baby Can Bounce, which I've had to leave until last, because of it's connection to the front cover, which has yet to be decided.
Right: less of this chitter-chatter and more drawing!