Progress on the Illustrations!
7- Abraham

Progress on the Illustrations!

My commission is coming along. I fixed some issues with the first illustrations and added new ones. The illustrations are like title cards for groups of chapters. This completes the cycle for the book of Genesis (The first book of the Bible). 1- Creation2- Paradise and Fall of Man3- Family…

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Open-Mic Night!

On Thursday evening, we had our 2. Open-Mic night at our school. It was a time where people could just "step up to the mic" and share their creativity. It was funny, thoughtful, diverse, and just great! Creativity is one thing, but sharing it with each other is even cooler:…

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Recycling Art Bag!
front side with pouch

Recycling Art Bag!

For the past few weeks, you could find a large quantity of plastic trash on the floor of my room. And it was not because I had been eating too much candy, it was because of an art project: I decided to do a bit of recycling and turn plastic…

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SCBWI-Conference!

On Friday morning at 8.30, I got on a bus in Heidelberg, bound towards Zürich. I spent the weekend at a conference for children's book authors and illustrators, the SCBWI Europolitan. SCBWI is the "Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators" and offers connection and opportunities to grow in your…

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The Beginning fo Progress!
The Israelites at Mount Sinai

The Beginning fo Progress!

Adam and EveThe call of MosesThe Israelites at Mount Sinai When you have a large commission, it can become overwhelming to think about. But now, about 14h in, I can start to see some progress. A long way to go, but an encouraging place to be!

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Concept Art for a Commission!

I got a big commission for an illustration project. I have until September to finish it: The commission is to create (lots of!) illustrations for an educational website. They should be simple, fun, and able to show different characters in a standard style. I have done some concept art on…

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Milestone: A full Dummy Book!

"Somehow something is Missing!": I have been working on this children's book project for 3 months. And in the last 3 days, I was working almost all day on the last illustrations. The result: a book you can look at from start to finish. It's what you call a "dummy…

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Illustration Progress: Racing!

I've been occupied with classes for the past few weeks. But today I got to make some progress on my children's book "Somehow Something is Missing!". This is the rough sketch of panel 4. I wish you all a great day and a fresh start for this week!

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Illustrations: a Zoo and a Racecar!

I finally got finished with the 3rd illustration panel for my book "Somehow Something is Missing!". This was some experimentation as far as textures go, but I can say that I am happy with this image for now.And I started work on the 4th panel. This is the layout drawing.…

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Illustrations Work in Progress

Here's a new illustration in the making. It's past the sketching stage and I'm just starting to fill in color. Some of the underlying layouts are also still visible. I am having some challenges with the textures. But I have some beautiful, fun, cheerful picture books at hand to look…

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Illustration, Take 5

I am working on my picture book "Somehow Something is Missing!". Part of the challenge is to find a consistent style that works with the characters and story. I have done several attempts. I think this is version 5 at this point. But I am starting to like the direction…

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It’s more fun to share!

I have been working on my books. Experimenting with colored pencils and different collage styles. Feeling encouraged one moment, then feeling incompetent the next. Because I can see my progress, but also just how much I still can't do. It can discourage you. It discouraged me. But then, after a…

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