My studio is where I put together all my books, for the past several years I have used a combination of painting, drawing and digital media to create my illustrations.
Using the computer allows me to include lots of different real images and photos alongside the paintings, manipulate my layout on the computer and get exactly the look I want, without having to redraw the whole thing. My hand gets tired!
Stay tuned, I'll be adding a lot more images, videos and details about how each of my books were made in the near future!
Here I added real images and textures to my drawings from "Cook-A-Doodle-Doo"
The process starts by scanning the sketches, images and paper. I do a rough color version on the computer to get an idea of what it will look like. After working with the Art Director and Editor, I decide on a final layout for the page (I have to leave room for the words!).
Once the layout is ready, I add the colors and textures, real strawberries and a cheese grater for Iguana's skin! Then I add the digital images, a spoon, measuring cup and bowl, the final image is then printed on the handmade paper and ready for the book.