Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Continuing with the Fold out book

Sometimes we may take on a project that expands in ways we didn't realize beforehand.
At any rate, I will continue with my revision of the original story about the little elephant. As a fold out the number of illustrations has MushROOMEd from 34 pages (including the front and back covers) to around 44 with all the flaps and fold outs. It is fun, and I know I will be happy with the end result.
It is also a LOT of work.
On the bright side, if there is one, *:) work is so slow right now that I have time to give this project my full attention and as I do things are looking better.
Here are some examples of the older version and the newer version. It is a bit softer, more tuned to the youngest market and hopefully more interactive with the fold out surprises I have introduced.

This is the older half finished version.

This is the newer sketch

And this is the newer finished painting.

Although you may not see much difference ... the changes are there. Lighter water with more sparkle and different ears that look more like a real baby elephant's ears. Also I simplified the background. This is actually only one half of a full page spread.


Janet O'Connor said...

I like your changes, especially the water!

Kelly H-Y said...

That is such a sweet picture!

theartofpuro said...

Lovely illo!