Tuesday, 13 September 2011

A Fish Story!



For some time now I have been in the midst of writing and illustrating a small children's story.  I have progressed much further than this pic shows, I am only sharing the very early birth process here.....  They are absorbing illustrations and I love the challenge!

Illustrate, then mask, then wash, then paint, then decorate...  lots of concentration required!  I am happy with how she has turned out so far and only have two more pages yet to go.

The story is very simple verse and the illustrations fun and colourful.  I am posting this to give myself a shove in the direction of finishing what I have started.  Onward to the finish line....!

7 comments:

  1. I think your colors and style of working would suit a children's story quite well. this is looking good!

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  2. Love your fishie ! What a lovely bit of art it will be ! Keep on going, Talented One !

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  3. Looks so cute. Can't wait to see the rest and hear the story. I'll have to get it for my new grand baby, Allie Bel.

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  4. I'm excited for you Patti--it is so beautiful! Yes, keep on going, Patti! xoO

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  5. I have recently purchased the published books of two different blogging friends. Will your book be number three? I hope so! I agree with Suki that your gorgeous artwork would suit the children's lit genre perfectly. Can't wait for your next update on this!

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  6. Amazing! I can't wait to see the end result. Way to go Patti!!!!

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  7. Now all you need is an agent...

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