Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Children's Book

I began writing a children's book in the first semester of the 3rd year, long story short it didn't go as I had planned. So! now I have some free time over Easter with which to chill I decided to go over the images I made before Christmas and fix them. Here are examples of the double page spreads for three of the pages with accompanying text. I like how this is going because I simplified it, you wouldn't believe the detailed inking I had planned just for those borders. As nice as it would be I only plan on making one copy of this book and I don't intend to give myself brain failure again with it so the catchphrase is... "keep it simple" ^_^ I also tried some duo tone versions to see how they would look, they don't look too bad. I was worried the collage detail would be lost completely but you can still see it. Any comment on these images would be GREATLY appreciated, I asked my 3 year old niece what she thought but see didn't give me much feedback, except she did like the teeth monster ^_^ with is a bonus.


ali graney said...

my love for duotone knows no bounds, make sure you use it to explain the situation/time/mood of your image rather than making it all go orange ;) I like the third from top, it has a nice balance and the cat is fat and cute, keep going x

moombaduo- Andy Wong said...

These look very impresive simple yet effective indeed:D
The page layout and image work well in this format and it looks like the collage and texture element of your work shines as a result. Like how you can see the cats fur and the legs of the man are made from pbjects brought into the pic.

I think maybe the stair monster may need a bit more of a subtle emphasis, perhaps a slightly thicker line over the monster?

But great stuff kate, tis exciting stuff seeing your new work each time^-^

Alice The Pixie Alien said...

amazing!!!! I think you've cracked it!! good work on the colours! It makes me warm and fuzzy inside! x x x

Alice The Pixie Alien said...

I'm amazed at how well the collage works like this! x

ladysnail said...

hello katie. my my, you have been really busy. well done for not giving up on it as it looks really good now you have had the time to tweak it! keep on going. dx. ps. i love duotone as well.