new book beginnings ~ db

Dream Boats


Four Years and 3 Months

I published my very first blog post on this book illustration process on January 10, 2009. Exactly four years and 3 months later I have a finished, final book in my hands.

This was a very long, very exhausting journey but I am so pleased with the printed book; my publisher took a lot of care with the production, and I couldn’t be happier with the final result.

Here’s a little tour of the book, after the jump:


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Dream Boats | Cover

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Endpapers

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Night falls fast under galloping hooves

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Chameleon tests the solidity of newly created land

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This 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 gallery 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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