Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Children's Book project part II: Interior Illustration

Just finished the interior illustration piece for the children's book project that we have been working on in Illustration for Publication class. Previously we designed characters (to go along with a story written by a local children's book author) and decided on a technique to do one illustration of each of the characters in. I blogged about that a couple weeks ago. The second assignment was to do an illustration from the story using our characters. This illustration was, like the characters, done in Payne's gray watercolor (with a tiny bit of Ivory Black watercolor) on a "Aquaboard" surface. I had a lot of fun painting this one. I enjoyed getting lost in all the details of the piece: the leaves, the spots on the turtle, the houses in the background. And I am now motivated to do more with watercolor.

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