the color sketching has begun. This will be the Road Trip Color scheme.
I wrote the story, created a story board, took notes, made revisions and it’s sketching time. I want to get used to painting without drawing with a pencil first.
The color scheme makes sense because with any journey you have happy times. You have times, lots of them, when your faith in you, your abilities and humanity will be tested. The aqua is a reminder for not becoming negative circumstances.
I know that my attitude was negative during the trip…I think a lot about the trip. The one year anniversary is approaching and this book is a good way to celebrate.
And just like that, I found the personal theme for this book.
Paint all objects with watercolor. (working on watercolor skills)
Use markers and pencils to add details. ( gain confidence in drawing)
paint pages of textures( let color and texture tell the story)
I’m going to paint several sketches and choose the best ones for the book.
The Ebook will officially launch July, 17th. It’s beautiful and now it’s time to work on the next book and paint a dreamcatcher.
Check later on today for the link to preorder your copy. The preorder should be live later on this evening. I’ll be setting up the paperback preorder soon. There’ll be a prize too. Stay tuned and happy creating.
Please let me know what you think of the book here.
The book is ready. There are of course some minor details to fix. I thought this tree was the one to sum up the idea of the book. Wrong.
Yes it’s a beautiful tree but the color doesn’t fit the theme. I made type layout changes. I have a few more to fix.
Turns out this tree is good.
I was nervous reading my book for the first time since I finished the layout a week ago. I’m excited to share my book and proud of my work. But there’s that thought of what if I don’t like the book. And that thought always leads to what others will think. Honestly, I care what people think becasue if they love my book then my dreams are validated.
So there I was mixing up the right green. Emerald green seemed to surface. This emerald green was beautiful and I made it with blue and yellow ochre. Yellow ochre is a favorite.
Then came painitng time. Yet, I couldn’t sketch the right heart shaped leaves. I let go. Yes, I put the pencil down and simply painted. I’ve got paint, lots of paper and I’m creative so why not just paint?
What a confidence booster. Shantell’s wise words rang in my heart. There are no mistakes just a wonderful process. I should paint this.
I guess this painting session got me in the mood to write down the first offical draft of Road Trip. I’m excited. I think I’m done with the Christmas project and now there’s a new women power project.
It’s been crazy, my eyes are tired but I think I’m done with the lettering.
I finished the layout earlier and somehow it didn’t save. I kept making all these mistakes. I needed to change the book size because the images didn’t look right. Back and forth and back and forth and now I’m done. Now it’s time to relax and refresh my eyes for the next phase of editing.