Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Moving right along

Ongoing work is taking place during our significant rainy season. It is not supposed to be a rainy season. It is supposed to be a sunny, warm, let's go swimming season. Huh!

However, since it seems to have become the R A I N Y season, I am busy at work on two new ms/illo projects. When I tire of elephants and African plains, I can take a break and switch to families with interesting secrets.

Here on my worktable are some print outs. I often use these to help pace the story as I create sketches and a few finishes for the dummy. Finally happy with the manuscript I can concentrate on the best placement for the characters. Right now they are printed three pages to a sheet, but I will cut them apart for a thumbnail book and keep adding new sketches until I am ready to submit the work.

As many artists will tell you, we get very involved with and attached to our characters.

Sometimes they even shout back at us and say things like:
"Move me over there... I don't like it under this tree."
"I don't like fruit, paint in some cupcakes!"
"Where do you think you're going, you haven't drawn in my feet yet!"

And so it goes....


Nikki said...

I love the ears on that elephant!

Good work!!!

Anonymous said...

Very fun to see and read about this Ginger! Two stories at once! Oh my but you have been very busy!