Thursday, January 24, 2008

The Last Piece

This is the last spread for "Grandpa, What's That Sound in the Middle of the Night?". I put off doing this one until the end because frankly, the task of painting a scene of characters in a river at night was a little technically daunting! I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, though.

It's funny- although I'm pretty pleased with my work for this book, there are about a million things I would have done differently now! More white space and more character close-ups, for starters. I thought I knew my picture book stuff pretty well- what with designing them all day & whatnot- but I think there are some things you can only actually learn by DOING the illustrations.

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