Tuesday, March 22, 2011
From "When Jessie Came Across the Sea"
This is a big spread from When Jessie Came Across the Sea by Amy Hest.
It was the first picture I did from that book, and I did it as a way of breaking myself into the project.
This was really going in the deep end, as this scene has so much detail and required a lot of research and working with models.
Often starting out on a new book I would tackle a spread that involves depicting the setting rather than close-up views of the characters. It means I can get some work under my belt, and so immerse myself deeper in the project before I start working with models.
I'm at that stage now with a book set in the desert in Africa, and I am enjoying drawing lots of landscapes with sand dunes and desert mountains. I'm even starting to enjoy drawing camels, which are among the goofiest looking creatures on God's earth.