Tuesday, August 28, 2012

2nd Thumbnail sketch for the cover of "You're On Your Way Teddy Roosevelt" by Judith St. George and illustrated by me, publ.d by Phylomel/Penguin&Putnam, 2003. Thumbnail sketching is a process which I rarely share with my editor or art director. At this stage I've already got an idea of what my characters look like so I'm mostly discovering the layout design of the illustration. Any applied tone or detail (clothing, hair, etc.) is very simplified. Once I've figured out the underlying theme and design in the thumbnail sketch, I'll make a bigger, more detailed drawing, which I call the intermediate sketch and shows much more detail and value application, and  this what I'll eventually show the publisher. Pencil, 2002.

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