Sorry for posting this originally with no context, and for double posting- I wanted to make sure the writer of the children's book I'm illustrating was able to see the corrections made to illustrations as soon as possible, and I grew tired of trying to work with Google Drive and GMail to do so. Regular and longterm readers know I've been working on Gizmo Grandma for awhile, almost as long as I've been working on 7" Kara, and I even put Kara on haitus this year so I could finish Gizmo Grandma faster.
Working on this book has certainly been a challenge, and I've learned a lot during the process. One of the things I'd like to improve upon is I'd like to streamline how I, the illustrator, work with writers in the future. Joseph has pointed out that developers have all sorts of organizational systems that not only allow them to easily share images in one place, but also allows them to post progress, without the risk of these things getting eaten up in overfull inboxes. This sort of system is particularly appealing for organizing anthologies, because you have an easy place to post contributor-specific updates, which is something I've noticed many anthologies all short in doing. I'll make sure to share my findings here with you guys, as I think these sort of tools can be hugely beneficial to many comic artists and illustrators.
Right now, are 37 in-book illustrations in addition to this Cast of Characters double page spread. All of the illustrations are watercolor on woodpulp watercolor paper (Canson Biggie, which works well if you want to add sharp details with color pencil when the watercolor dries). Illustrations are approximately 10"x13".
The Cast of Characters Spread Assembled
Individual Cast of Character Pages
We're working hard to get Gizmo Grandma printed, so I'll let you know when copies are available for purchase.
Monday, October 19, 2015
Gizmo Grandma Completed Illustrations
Labels: Childrens book illustration, Gizmo Grandma, illustration, watercolor, watercolor illustration
Vigilante comic artist, illustrator, and comic craft blogger at www.nattosoup.blogspot.com. I have an MFA from SCAD in Sequential Art, which means I'm highly educated in the art of drawing funny picture books. I specialize in comics aimed at young girls, and enjoy the finer things in life- seinen manga, whiney autobio graphic novels, and science fiction.