new book beginnings ~ db

Here’s a corner of a recently-completed page:




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.


5 thoughts on “new book beginnings ~ db

  1. Thank you for taking the time to share your process – it’s a brilliant insight into your work 🙂 I have one question – and apologise if it’s a daft one – for this current project are you using digital colour, for the finals or inks/watercolour… or both? Thank you 🙂

    1. Hi Shona,

      thank you for your comment and your question!

      Digital colour or final, inks/watercolours: It’s a healthy dose of everything. 🙂

      1. Thanks, Kirsti – and can’t wait to see the final fruits of your labour!


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