Today I would like to share with you some of the work I have done on "The Scarecrow's Halloween".
I started with a simple mock up of the book with only the text placed where I wanted it to be. From there I sketched illustration ideas into notebooks...several notebooks... trying to create the best image for each set of words on the page. Sometimes these images came easy, sometimes not so much, a lot of scribbling goes into making a book!
I will admit that these illustrations are still quite rough, but they are good guides for me in capturing the color and mood for the book.
Once I am satisfied with each rough illustration, I will start to do the final illustrations in acrylic on watercolor paper like I have done with all my book illustrations.
I still have a lot of work and changes to do with this book, but for me... that is where the fun is!
Will all this work ever get published? I sure hope so! But for now I am just enjoying the creative process and doing my best to bring this story to life!!