I have recently presented a new family of very fashionable looking characters to accompany Tiger on his adventures. Of course, now that I know what the characters look like, I have since had the job of inserting them into ready built scenes and situations.
Here are some layout tracings, where I had to draw the characters’ and their positions upon the scene at hand:
Once I was able to get the positioning of each character right, I then had to draw them up properly and hope that they fitted in smoothly with the rest of the scene. Here were the results:
As things are continuing to build and build, I now feel that the biggest thing missing is the accompanying scenery. Some pages work better plain or with a small image amongst a clean slate, but I am missing a large amount of scenery in general, and having come up with these results so far, and viewing them in their current state, I feel that the drawing up of scenery needs to be my next step.
I am currently pulling together some scenery ideas, and drawing them into ready made scenes in the same way as I did my characters.
Here are some sketches, along with ideas of graphic styles to incorporate into the surroundings…
So there you have it.
I see this as being quite a major and perhaps a final step in the creation of full on storybook illustrations. Of course I shall look forward to presenting you with my updates as I go along, and we can debate certain things which look good, bad, better or worse.
For now, I shall love you and leave you with this blog entry, which has quite a lot of imagery!
Until next time, take care.