Thursday, October 12, 2017

Children's Picture Book - Jeremy Duck Goes to Summer Camp


Ready for the colored pencils! 
It seems to take forever to get to this point.
 This is the part I really love. 
Colored pencils. 
The challenge here is consistency. The colors I use on one page have to be used throughout the book. 
I start with the background and move forward. 
So - if I choose a light blue pencil for the sky, 
 I paint the light blue sky on all the pages at the same time. 
All 32 illustrations.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Children's Picture Book - Jeremy Duck Goes to Summer Camp


 stFirst I create the storyboard for a 32 page picture book. I make lots of sketches. Then I draw the picture I think I want for each page on tracing paper. Here I can make changes without ruining my good bristol paper. When I am satisfied, I transfer the sketches to the bristol board paper. I then use watercolor pencils to color the large background areas, like the sky and grass.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Children's Picture Book - Jeremy Duck

JEREMY DUCK 
GOES TO SUMMER CAMP
You would think every duck would want to go to summer camp during their summer vacation - you would think that probably because you are a grown-up. So my story is about a reluctant duck and how he resolves his dislike of the summer camp.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Children's Picture Book - Jeremy Duck

"The New Adventures of Jeremy Duck"


It's been one year since I published my Jeremy Duck picture book.
Now it's time to create a sequel.
After all, a duck should have more than one adventure!
I've decided to send 
Jeremy
 to Summer Camp!!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

collage collage collage with buttons and bunnies


BUTTON BUNNY


This collage is so sweet.I love the napkin flowers - one of the flowers is painted and not a napkin at all.  

Monday, September 25, 2017

COLLAGE COLLAGE COLLAGE with coffee filters

BUTTON BUNNY


Time to add my collage elements. This charming bunny is my own colored pencil drawing, cut and trimmed, ready for collage. I fell in love with these paper napkins, the blue complements the bunny. Napkins are perfect for collage. 

Children's Picture Book - Jeremy Duck Goes to Summer Camp

Jeremy is half-way there - to Summer Camp.