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Something new to think about

I met Ethan Long, accomplished children’s book writer and illustrator, yesterday and he graciously accepted to look at a few of my previous dummy books.  It was a hard and honest critique, of which I was extremely grateful.  Good critique from … Continue reading

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illustrated page 13

Here is the illustrated page 13, a cleaned up version of the thumbnail that I will re-work in charcoal on the canvas.  This is the last painting for my show.  From here out I am thinking I will work on … Continue reading

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Page 15 painted

I finally finished the page 15 painting, or at least got it where I want it for the time being (are these things ever really done?)  It took me a little while with many comparisons to the cover illustration to … Continue reading

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Page 15 charcoals done

I finished the charcoals of my page 15 last night, the scene where Ruby June finds the Voice of the Sea.  Or at least I think I finished them.  I kept stepping back and wondering if it was where I … Continue reading

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starting page 15

I’m starting work on page 15. I felt pretty confident in that composition and thought it would make another good stand-alone piece for the September gallery show I’m doing at the City Arts Factory in downtown Orlando.  It was a … Continue reading

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Tweaked thumbnails

I finally got around to fixing the few thumbnails that were bothering me and I managed to lose 1 and keep the story pretty cohesive in the stand-alone visual read.  I wish I could lose more visual pages as the … Continue reading

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Thumbnails are finally done

It took a while but I finally knocked out a set of thumbnails I’m happy with.  The only problem now is figuring out which are absolutely necessary and how to divide up the accompanying text.  I’d like to bring the … Continue reading

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