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Animating the book!

Here’s a little shot that I did last week, from the animation that I’m currently working on. The idea is to animate my picture book; “Pete and the Enchanted book”.

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Proof copy…

has arrived. Just a few minor amendments and then it’s ready to put to bed! Yay! proof copy

Animating my picture book

I’ve been playing around with the idea of animating my book for a while now… because three years of writing and illustrating ONE story isn’t long enough, hahaha.

below you’ll find a low-quality clip of the animation that I’ve been working on.

scene from Pete and the enchanted book, animation

scene from Pete and the enchanted book, animation

Anna wants to play!

Even though Anna has a very minute role in my latest picture book, she’s becoming my favourite character!

AnnaSolo_ok

Hair Gone Wild!

Blender does not always play nicely. For some strange reason it decided my little character was having a bad hair day 🙂

Hair Gone wild

Not Tuesday 🙂

 

Lighting & colour

Lighting is something that I’ve been paying more attention to when illustrating my latest picture book. And lately, I’ve also been reading about colour schemes and colour theory.

I’m reworking some of my illustrations from my book to employ what I’ve learnt in the last few weeks. The idea is to go back and recolour and re do the lightning to improve the illustrations.

Below are two pics that I’ve been working on this month (click to view whole image).

Getting somewhere (slowly).

It’s been almost three years since I started working on my book “Pete and the Enchanted Book”. And it was only today that it hit me – I’m actually getting somewhere. Writing and illustrating a picture book is such a humongous project that getting to the end is not something I care to think about because the end always feels so far away.

But today I realised that I’ve reached an important milestone. The drafts for most illustrations are done. I still have loads of work left – but we’re talking months not years now. Not even a year! Now that put a smile on my face.

Anyway, here’s the latest illustration that I completed this evening.

Pete and the enchanted book

Pete and the enchanted book

 

A witch’s enchanted book

all-books-are-magical

Work in progress! After a three months break I am slowly getting back to working on my picture book; “Pete and the enchanted book.” So… watch this space 🙂

Boy meets witch

Pete meets Willisa the witch for the first time. Work in progress…

Pete and the enchanted book test scene 3.jpg

Friday group hug!

because hugs are lovely and it’s Friday folks! 🙂

group hug

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