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Monday, January 14, 2013

Ongoing Picture Book Illustration

Hi, Friends, 
Good news has come! I can work on a bit "bigger" size to a real book size after consulting Windy Hollow Books and Editor Helen Chamberlin. I'm relieved. Finally, book dimension info has come to me today. 
Then, I've set the paper size for double spreads. A2 is good enough.

Once, the lecturers showed us their bigger original works (*They were pastel work on A2 for a tall book and other A2s were for landscape books). Their work surprised at us, students.

However, an original work size should depend on medium, an illustrator's taste and  how a book will be -- a tall book or a landscape? (I actually rang up the old teacher and got whys.)
My watercolour work will be a bit landscape book and nearly a square. So, it's not necessary to create a huge work for a single page. Also, it's important to keep a same ratio throughout the work.



OK, if so, Sadami will certainly have fun in making "roughs"! 
Thank you for warm cheers. 
Sadami's advenutre will continue.

Friends, have a wonderful week and 
Happy Painting!!
(*Ehum, I did not put colours in communion..., although, yes, a drawing is my prayer. I put colours in the studio ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ).  







      

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30 comments:

  1. My best wishes for this new project, I hope we can see the result when I finish. Greetings from Spain.

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  2. Hi, Toni,
    Thank you very much! Yeah, I'll make it happen!!
    Best wishes from Sydney, Sadami

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  3. Looking good, Sadami ! All best wishes for this project.
    Writing is going well, we both press on!
    love and hugs
    Pat xx

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    1. Hi, Pat,
      Thank you1 Oh, yeah, let's enjoy our creative work. You work on writing!
      Love and smile, Sadami

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  4. Good luck on the book, Sadami! Very exciting!

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    1. Hi, Judy,
      Thank you. I'll just do my best.
      Kind regards, Sadami

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  5. This looks awesome. You are going to be a busy lady!

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    1. Hi, Katheriene,
      Thank you. Yes, I am busy and enjoying it!
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  6. Wishing you continued success, Sadami. I know you are loving your new project. :)

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  7. Such wonderful news. You will do great!
    Hugs

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    1. Hi, Teri,
      Thank you! I sketched the pastor ... and your sketches have inspired me.
      Cheers, wink,wink, Sadami

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  8. beautiful drawing and painting Sadami--!

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  9. Estoy muy contenta de que los nuevos proyectos vayan adelante. ¡¡Mis mejores deseos!! Feliz pintura :)
    Un abrazo.

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  10. ¡ Oh, gracias, Sonia! Sí, tus cheers me permitan ir hacia adelante. Haré mi mejor esfuerzo.
    Un abrazo y una sonrisa, Sadami

    Oh, thank you, Sonia! Yes, your cheers enable me to go forward. I'll do my best.
    A hug and smile, Sadami

    >>>Sonia said...
    I am very happy that the new projects are going forward. My best from you!! Happy painting :)
    A hug.

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  11. Best of luck with your projects, Sadami!! These drawings are outstanding as always.

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    1. Hi, caring Hilda,
      Thank you so much! I'm enjoying the illustration. I'll do my best!!
      Cheers, Sadami

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  12. Really great painting as usual Sadami! isn't it great to be working with publishers and editors? It's great to have the information and specifications to format your artwork to.

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    1. Oh, Wren, thank you!
      Yes, it's really good to work with themʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ. My most pages are double spreads. So, I work on A2. I'm now checking a dummy. Neeeds energy and time. But fun. You,too, enjoy the work.
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  13. A2 good size to work on .... glad you were given the ok ... you sound very happy !

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  14. Hi, Jane,
    Very happy! I'm working on a dummy right now. I hope I will make a good info flow in it.
    Best wishes, Sadami

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  15. I so enjoyed this and the last post because I would love to write and illustrate a children's book. It's on my list! I ran out and measured A2. BIG. (for me) Great sketch!

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    1. Hi, Dan,
      Now, I'm working on trade picture books. In our industry, there are 2 categories : education picture books and trade picture books. Ususally, you see picture books at bookshops are trade.
      Create a bit bigger than a real book size could be practical. I mean, "not huge" but never small. I know the big name illustrator who always uses a sheet paper, but cut into a half. A2 is for a double spread. Editor and I discussed about a real size of a book. It's called a "standard size" and I chose a bit called "landscape." Have a talk with Publisher and Editor. I'm learning a lot about a trade picture book.
      Best wishes, Sadami

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  16. Hello Sadami:) I'm glad it went well so far! Don't forget to color the paintings in the book :):) Take care and good luck and a big hug!

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    1. Hi, so caring Renate,
      Thank you! Yes, I will!! I work on lots of "possible" images, too. I do not mean to narrow myself only to the story board images. I'll have fun.
      Best wishes, big hugs, Sadami

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  17. Very very sympathic !
    Best regards,

    Pierre

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    1. Hi, Pierre,
      Thanks millions!!
      Cheers, Sadami

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  18. Hello. I have not been at Sydney Sketch Club events for a while, so have not seen you for a long time.It is wonderful to read your blog. Your projects are exciting, your mentor sounds wonderful, and your paintings are always delightful.
    Your art and enthusiasm is an inspiration !

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    1. Oh, Alissa,
      Thank you! I love your drawings and admire your wonderful skills. Yes, my mentor is a guardian angel for Australian publishing industry. The ongoing project is my priority. Today, an illustrator friend and very big name gave me very helpful feedback on the story board and roughs. I'll work on roughs more and more.
      Best wishes, Sadami

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