that’s it I’m done will all the sketches. I don’t usually do this on a Sunday but I have a week off. I wanted to finish all of the sketches, set them aside and focus on just for fun projects.
I’ve done the lettering and everything seems like it’s all in the right place. Next week I’ll go over everything like making sure I spelled words right before I ink it. And I need to paint the book cover.
Yeah makes sense to give myself a week to play with texture and technique. Then with a fresh pair of eyes I’ll edit, revise and create the book cover.
Not sure which of these to include.
…the first, but I’ll make a tiny adjustment. Two new James Victore inspired projects, my hearts collection, reading up on picture book publishing and business, organzing files…it’s going to be an interesting week.
Today I looked over every single piece of art. My goal is to have the images complete the idea.
What better way than a door adorned with flowers in the most beautiful pinks and blues to say,”Knock on opportunities’ door and if it doesn’t answer KNOCK More. I originally painted blue hearts in the book illustration but the sporadic pink does fine expressing in the best story isn’t planned. The best story just happens.
In the coming week I will be recreating some of these pieces to better express the ideas. This book has to be fun. I need to paint some groovy Elton John glasses.
All of my books are projects with a learning theme. The first book was about overcoming resitence. The second book was about drawing… getting comfortable with my drawing. The hardest part of being an artists is letting go of all the pre-concieved notions…that you can’t…what will they think. Or the infamous but it doesn’t look right.
You have to let go of all of that. Yup, the third book was about building my happy place. The third book was about taking my time. I wanted to test ideas and learn. I explored the notion of when it’s time to let the painting die but not the idea.
I drew the first trying to copy what I saw in an amazing photo. I drew the second (right door) after I decided to abandon all pre-concieved notions and paint. I broke the design down to it’s basic shapes and painted away.
Now I think I’ll go shop for a brown pen or marker. I am going to hand letter the words in this book. Oh I have decided I need to make a few changes to the e-books before I publish the paperbacks. It’s all good because there are no imposibilities.