Thursday, March 5, 2009

Work in Progress ~ Intricate

Creating an illustration or a group of them for a Picture Book Dummy is an intricate process. Sketches need to be made, research needs to be done and if you can find them, models need to be studied. The more complex the work, the more intricate the details become.

BUT....

Isn't it neat to be able to go to work each morning in a sweat shirt and jeans...and even without shoes if you want?

I am working on my own story/dummy and it will take a while. I like to get a handle on the design, color, and character as I see it in my mind, but minds being what they are... and mine is no exception... it doesn't always translate perfectly on paper.


This is one sketch and a couple of color studies.

...for the spread I have been working on for the past week.


Having the ability to undo and redo the colors and placement is helpful, because it gives you time to think and change direction if something ' CLICKS ' and you find a better view point, color scheme or even a whole new approach.


I am still not at the finished stage, but have come a long way since the first sketches were put on paper.

15 comments:

Edie said...

Hey Ginger!
Thanks for dropping by. :)
I like your work- very fun and sweet!!

Teri C said...

It is fascinating to see how you produce your wonderful work!!!

Anonymous said...

wow these are great hope u post more as u get em.
Definitely like the cat looking at the snail. like all the different idea and changes you show in your though process too. Aren't layers great lol: michael dailey

Julia Kelly said...

Hey- stranger!
Love your post- you are such a teacher- to all of us and I learn something new everytime I come to your sight-which by the way looks great all the way to the edges!!
Cant wait for you to get your book done! how exciting!!

ValGalArt said...

very beautiful and i appreciate seeing how you do it :)

Diana Evans said...

oh wow Ginger...so neat to see the piece in progress...wonderful work!!!

isay said...

thanks for sharing...and really, i am amazed. also, winston's stories are great and you creating an open interaction for the children about their ideas...so cool!

Roberta said...

It's going to be a wonderful story Ginger...and I do so love that undo button!!

BTW... I really like your new banner and I liked your little title icon idea so much I added my little mouse to mine!
You're full of great ideas!

Bron Smith said...

I enjoyed seeing your Wacom and screen, your window into your illustration world. I still marvel at how much our art world has changed.

Gail said...

I love your art, it is wonderful.

Knitting Painter Woman said...

Thanks for sharing!

Deb Johnson said...

I like to see the progress of your book! On a day where I am feeling not so artistic this is really an inspiration! Very nice!

Indigene said...

Oh Ginger, this is so wonderful! I love that you're showing us the process. I can relate to what's in your mind doesn't always translate to your hand...but practice at least gets it out of the mind! :)

NANCY LEFKO said...

I love seeing this process, Ginger !!!

BLUEANGLER said...

Very kind of you for the sharing! Those are fantastic!! I love it! : )