Thursday, July 21, 2011

Finally finished

The cover art work for my first 32 page picture book "Just Because" by Amber Housey. What a learning experience.



I had to submit a head shot for the book cover eek! I can't tell you how many pictures we took.



Here I am busy at work.


At last finally done. Yeah!! At this point all that was left to do was the cover, my photo and my bio, another eek.


Just a few examples of work from sketch to final art work.





The publisher didn't like the white background, they wanted some color.


Again no white background.
The whole process of illustrating 28 pages, the cover and 2 spot illustrations, took me almost a year. The publisher was very patient with me. My dad died this past Sept. and I am the executor of his estate. The amount of phone calls and paper work that had to be either signed, signed and notarized, sent, filed or shredded was incredible. For months it seems this took up all of my time. If I wasn't physically doing something for the estate I was thinking of what had to be done next. Thank you again, Nelson Publishing for allowing me more time to finish.