JOURNAL

Brian Wonders:  The Making of a Children's Book

The Making of a Picture Book: journal entry 9

THE PAINT-ON-PAPER PART OF IT:  AKA, RENDERING

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This drawing had me frustrated for the longest time and I just kept procrastinating working on it.  Finally this week I had to deal with it, and I think it's turned into one of my favorite pages.  I think what cracked it was giving the characters all clothes to wear underwater!  They were supposed to be colorful fish, and so I gave them colorful swimwear.  I also added the snorkel cat and an alien fish to fill in some holes in the composition.  This one is about 80 percent there as far as rendering goes.  

This drawing will get scanned in, and I will add finishing touches to it in the computer.  Painting was all done in acrylics.  Stay tuned, I will be posting a time-lapse of this one's painting in progress.  

And a quick thank you for continuing to pre-order the book!