Monday, October 13, 2014

Dummy Book Sketches

Sketch dump of my most recent Dummy Book Spreads for Life on a Coral Reef. Next step is choosing the final two for color! I really tried to play with texture and light.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Story Boards

Step 2. Story boarding the 32 pages of the story. Pen and ink.


For Children's Book Class we are redesigning an existing manuscript. I chose "Life in a Coral Reef" which is a nonfiction story about a day in the Great Barrier Reef. These are image from my research of the animals mentioned. 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Erin Stead

Caldecott Medal winner for her collaboration piece A Sick Day for Amos McGee and named New York times best Illustrated Book of 2012. Many of her books have been nominated or given various awards. She is very open about her process and ideation. All of which can be found on her blog

Her unique use of limited color and texture creates a story that is both charming and cultivating. The delicate line art is precise in a way that cause her characters to appear to have wondered onto the page by accident.
She is a prevalent blogger. Her most recent feat is one she has developed with her husband called, Number Five Bus where they host conversations with "fellow book people."