Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Having Fun On My Next Book!
I'm heavy into the sketches for my next book - Santa Pups written by Jerry Pollatta - published by Scholastic. It's a super funny picturebook about Santa and dogs. Many of you know how much I love dogs (sorry cats - the dogs talked me into joining their team) so I jumped at the chance to work on this one! I'm even going to be able to work in my dog Pooch into a few scenes!
There's a lot of action in this book so I've been approaching the sketches a little differently. Rather than working up from a strict thumbnail on every illustration I started with rough thumbnail sketches but then I'm moving directly to objects on layers in Photoshop. This will give me lots of flexibility with perspective and scale. So I've drawn a lot of "parts" so I can mix, match, move, distort, rotate, scale, etc.
After I move all the object into place I'll send the flattened image back to my iPad for a clean up and then off to my editor for final approval before going back to Photoshop for value and color.