Friday, June 7, 2013

Spread sketches of Louise (no spiders!)

As part of my final project for my children's illustration class, I had to make a full dummy of my book with sketches for each spread. I started out doing my sketches at the same size I would paint them, like the underwater spread and parasailing spread. But as the deadline approached, I decided that since I wouldn't be coloring these, I would do them at a much smaller size. So they have significantly less detail, have not been cleaned up as much, and the lines appear much thicker compared to the other ones. 

If I were to complete the entire book, I would go for a much more consistent look. I like how these sketches with their heavier lines turned out, but for this project I like the look of working in a larger size and shrinking down. 

These were done in pencil and pen on 15"x6.5" paper. 

This post contains spreads that do not have any spiders, for those who don't like seeing those critters but like to see my work! There will be another post with just spidery drawings. 

From top to bottom, these spreads depict: other insect-eating critters that Louise meets; all the animals and bugs that Louise meets and eats, respectively, in the rainforest; some animals that are sort of like spiders (spider monkeys, multi-legged animals, 8-legged animals) or very unlike spiders (one leg or none) that Louise meets; and Louise's web beside her sister, Joy's web after they finally meet up at the end of the story (and spend the whole day eating ladybugs!). 

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