new book beginnings ~ db

Here’s a couple odd bits that were part of the development of one of the illustrations  – a chameleon, two ways. Neither are actually how it finally appears in the book, but the process revealed some fun possibilities:

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And here’s that little kingfisher from earlier, developed a little further…but there’s still a tangent that needs fixing – where the point of the lower leaf meets the branch. I’d forgotten all about it until I posted the photo. Now that’s all I can see:

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DB_Origami_boat_black_outlines_sm_varThis post is part of a series documenting my process of illustrating the picture book Dream Boats (author Dan Bar-el, pub. Simply Read Books). The entire series of posts is archived here.

View a slideshow of all the work-in-progress images including first sketches, reference material, mistakes, redraws, and tests, to final art at a much larger size, here.

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