Sunday, May 6, 2012
You might be wondering, what IS this book?
Well, I have to check with the authors before I release the title.....
but here's a hint: see Grandfather Mountain sleeping in the background of all the pages?
Yep. It's about the beautiful place where I live.
Next, I designed a mountain scene. This scene will be on every page, but of course it will be a different rendition.
Starting with SPRING: 4 pages of spring!
Now, this is just the back drop.
The text will be at the bottom semicirlce, and images representing text will be painted into the scene.
Illustrating a book!
It's something I've always wanted to do!
So, to begin:
- I took 140 lb watercolor paper, and gesso'ed it on both sides.
- Then measured 8" x 8.5"
- Creased, folded and tore pages so that all edges are deckled