Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Drawing a Picture Book: Itsy-Bitsy Book Cover


Remember the issues we had with Waterstones not liking the yellow cover which I originally designed for Baby Goes Baaaaa!? Well, I thought we had sorted everything with the new duck-egg blue cover, but I suddenly remembered something...


On the inside, there is this illustration of Nana Croc reading to Baby Croc. Now, whenever possible, I include my own books in my illustrations. Cheeky, but why not?


I thought for Baby Goes Baaaaa! is would be sweet if, instead of one of my other books, Nana Croc was reading the actual book she was in! Clever eh? Except trouble is, that book no longer has a yellow cover... Uh-oh.

Remember the patch I made for Baby Croc's bare bum on the cover of Baby Can Bounce!? Yep, you guessed it: 




It was so very tiny, it was a bit of a nightmare to do, but quite cute, I think you'll agree. When it was finished, I scanned it in and pasted it over the professional scan of Nana Croc from repro. Then, in Photoshop, I tinkered with it until it fitted like a glove. What do you think?



7 comments:

Aisling Kiernan said...

I am always gobsmacked at just how much work goes into your books. I love the idea of you putting your own books into your illustrations. Brilliant!

Sainz Design said...

Love to read about the process of illustrating a children´s book, so a big THANKS to you for sharing this with us.

Alicia Padrón said...

Wow Lynne, I am amazed by the fact that you were able to do that little book in pastels! At that size?! I don't know how you did it.. amazing.

Looks wonderful! :o)

Apple-Pine said...

Super fix - and amazing for such a small over!

Caroline said...

How clever you are! How on earth did you get your pastels into those small places?!

Clipping Path said...

Pretty cover design . Hopping everyone'll impress to see those design .

Remove White Background said...

Hello Lynne ,
Great thanks you and i'm glad to see you post . Thanks for sharing .