Another picture from later on in the book...we are really getting out of order now. Winter fox talks to one of the ocean's most feared predators. Is he friend or foe? You may be wondering "What in the world is going on in this book", It will all make sense when you see the book completed...I hope. Now that winter is here I will be working on the book more and I should be posting more frequently. I hope you enjoy the new artwork, this one is my fav so far!
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
Winter Fox loves to explore the world at night, after stargazing he takes a walk out on a glacier plains. Here we see how big the world can seem...especially for such a little fox.
This one was tough! I repainted the glacier 4 or 5 times before I got it right. Probably took about 6 Straight hours to nail it.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Hi Everyone. Welcome to my project blog. The project is a children's picture book called "On a Winter's Night", and it is about the adventures of a young white fox as he explores the mysteries of his huge beautiful world at night. While doing so he finds himself in a strange secret forest that sets him off on a special mission.
I am basing the overall "look" of the illustrations on production art from classic and modern animated movies to get a very cinematic look. Artist like Mary Blair, Eyvind Earle and Charley Harper are big influences. The great thing about production art for animated movies is that it tells the story without words. The pictures carry the message, and because of that there is so much "life" in that work. While my book will have words, the illustrations will carry most of the story and emotion. My main goal with this book is to provide a colorful, beautiful, ethereal dream-like world to escape into...like some of the great children's books I had as a child.