Sunday, January 21, 2007

pigs, pigs, pigs...

Well, I spent all week working on a little book (16 pages) for first grade teachers. The pig has fallen out of his book and is searching the library to find the book he fell out of. He ends up in many scenes from various fairy tales. Finally he finds his book, but the Big Bad Wolf also finds him. Can you stand the excitement?

Anyway... after a week of drawing pigs, here are a few of the pages.




7 comments:

Michelle Lana said...

Awesome..sounds like a lot of fun!

Doug said...

it was

paula said...

Cute concept! I like how the borders are laid out like a book pages. Was that your idea? Looks great, Doug! Nice of you to share some of your working projects!

megan said...

More cuteness! I like how you outline your main characters in black, and the use a color outline, or no outline at all for other items, depending on their importance, etc. I also like how you save yourself time, too, like how you didn't make the lines of the books go all the way to the shelf's line, to just be able to do one dump's worth of paintbucket. Sixteen pages: that's a whole lotta work!!!

Doug said...

paula: the pages thing was their idea. The pig was hopping in and out of the books and this got the idea across. I am finishing another book this week, so get ready for some cows!

megan: I take pains to enclose all my shapes so I can "dump and run" with the old paint bucket. If I had to actually mix up paint and carefully fill in all the shapes, it would take me twice as long (or more) to color all the pages. Yea for Photoshop! It's nice to be able to get rid of some of the black lines around everything. It makes things sink into the background better and things left with the black outline...POP out! Yea again!

p said...

Mooooooooo...

Even with being able to 'dump' color using a paintbucket, it takes me eons (and ions) to colorize things. I meant to mention your line color stuff too. yeah. I'm procrastinating...

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Just beautiful...