Children's Book

Children’s Book Illustration: Part 5, the Final Artwork

The continuation of the process of my experiences in illustrating Isaac’s Ice Cream Tree (for the other posts on the process, see links at the end of this post):
July 1st: The initial sketches for each page were done. The colors had been chosen and approved. Time now, finally, to start the ultimate illustrations. Read more

Children's Book

Children’s Book Illustration: Part 4, Edits and Color Roughs

To continue the process of my experiences in illustrating Isaac’s Ice Cream Tree (for the other posts on the process, see links at the end of this post):

Roughly a week after sending in the initial sketches for each page, I received feedback from both the author and publisher on changes they would like to see. Our publisher kindly allowed the author the greater say (something that, from what I understand, is not always the case in the children’s book industry). Read more

Children's Book

Children’s Book Illustration: Part 2, the Initial Contact

Sometimes we do things without the expectation of anything coming of it; for me, submitting myself as an illustrator was one of them. And even when we feel called, as I did in applying to be an illustrator, the result of that calling doesn’t necessarily manifest in the way we expect.

But in this case, rather to my surprise, it did. Read more