new book beginnings ~ db

Enough with the details, here are a couple of finished full page spreads! Yes – the style is different between the two illustrations – all will be revealed when the book comes out in May!
(note: The titles of the art have nothing whatsoever to do with the book text)


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Lilies & Koi

Lilies and Koi | mixed media + digital | 24″x12″

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Starfishing
Starfishing | mixed media + digital | 24″x12″

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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 are 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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2 thoughts on “new book beginnings ~ db

  1. Kallie showed me that second illustration on the ALA poster — amazing! Can’t wait to see the entire book, and I hope you have a great trip!

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