This is a tiny portion of a drawing that I just completed for my current illustration project. Today I am transferring the drawing to watercolor paper and will begin the process of bringing three characters to life!
More to come…
I wanted to share a few of the pen and ink illustrations that I have been working on for Wayman Publishing and author Jaimie Engle. The title of the book is Clifton Chase and the Arrow of Light. This fun and exciting story is expected to be published just in time for Christmas. I can’t wait for everyone to be able to read this book.
But for now, I can only show bits and pieces of my part. This is the preliminary illustration for the first chapter.
My pencil sketches are nearing completion.
After I finish the pencil work on all illustrations I will ink the most important lines and then add color with some watercolor washes.
This picture appears near the beginning of the book, where Lilly is having a pretend tea party with her favorite pal, Puppygirl.
In real life Puppygirl is the little stuffed dog that my son gave to his daughter when she was born. She is now four years old and still has a very close attachment to her “favorite friend”.
Lilly and her brother also have two adorable kittens, well, they are cats now. I am trying to incorporate one of the cats into as many illustrations as possible throughout the book.
The little chairs are drawn from a small chair that I have. It was a chair that I had as a very little girl. I think I was about two years old when I got it as a gift. In its original form it had rockers, but over the past fifty years it has lost a few things. It now sits up high on a plant shelf in my home. I have very fond memories of my childhood, and that little chair brings many of those memories back to life for me. I simply had to add it to the book!
Hope you enjoy these postings of the sketches for this book. Progress is slow but sure and I will post more soon.