Thank you so much for many warm cheers and encouragements! With them, I'll enjoy picture book illustration more than ever!
Now, I'm creating a dummy and roughs based on the story board.
Girl Has Icecream On Lips
A story board shows a visual info flow and a page break. Understanding a relation between a text and a page structure is crucial to create a book. A board reminds me of movie film cells. I often feel a picture book illustrator is very similar to a film director. We understand a scenario, set characters = actors & actresses, give them roles, choose locations, etc, etc. Get my feeling? In deed, often picture book illustrators study movies and film making.
With a dummy, an illustrator checks how pictures tell a story or not and so on. Each illustrator has an individual taste and create a unique dummy. Some illustrators make small dummies like miniatures, others make a book size ones and so on. Some illustrators make lots at once and others produce only a few for one project. Once, I made three small dummies for one project. I chose the best page structure and combined better images from the dummies.
But this time, I'm working with "one" nearly "real book size dummy." A page or a rough should be changed, if necessary. So, alternative and potential images are ongoing, while I'm checking the storyboard,too.
View St Mary Cathedral from Archibald Fountain side
I'll enjoy black & white roughs and colour roughs!
I hope my lines and colours will keep dancing on papers whole through the project.
Spontaneity is my strength.
Also, it's important to refresh myself apart from work.
I had a wonderful time with Sydney sketch club members on Australia day, last Saturday. So nice to catch up with friends! We hugged each other and good to meet new members. We sketched many events and had lots of chats over lunch.
The fountain water showered us and made dots on the cathedral roof in the sketch. Children played around in it! Splash!
The sketching refreshed me so much. I'll enjoy drawing! Yey, we are having a long weekend right now.
Friends, Happy Painting!!