Sunday, February 17, 2013
This is a sample of one of the pages without copy from Wolf Song: Wolf On The Path double page spread. The original the image looked too static so I tried to make it more dynamic and show how the villagers think of the wolf in their minds - a hulking killer instead of a lonely, broken beast.
Almost Finished Revision:
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Monday, September 10, 2012
Wolf Song now has images and rough layout for the copy! It is exciting to see the words and pictures married up. Now that we can see how it all works together, Tracy Cox (my book designer) and I can go over different aspects of the book such as: how the pacing of the book feels as a whole, what art feel redundant, copy that needs trimming down and does the copy placement work for each page?
I am working on the cover image and hope to finish the sketches by today.
Once we address the fixes my next step is to do small color roughs of all the layouts (similar to a color script used in animation) for us to visualize how color works over the course of the book emotionally and artistically.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Here are a few of the sketches I have been working on. More to come as I work my way through the book. You can see how I went from simple story beat sketches to more detailed images. It is all about revisions! Revisions of the the story, the page, the sketches and the copy. You will notice the Girl's face and age need to become more consistent as I work out her character. The Wolf is still needs to become a real solid character.