Monday, June 18, 2007
Some of you have been wondering what I've been up to and so I thought I'd share a layout sketch for the current book that I'm working on for Atheneum. I don't normally do sketches this tightly but it's by the publisher's request. I'm quite satisfied so far with the black and white layout and I must say that once color is added it is probably going to be some of the strongest work I've done in a long long time. Now that I don't have that other full time job sitting on my back I get to focus more on details. The designer I'm working with has an excellent design sense and pushes my design sensibilities to a much more subtle and sophisticated level that I normally wouldn't do and I'm learning a lot from it.
This entire piece was completed on simpe 11 X 17 paper with a Col Erase Blue prismacolor pencil which was then scanned and the values were addded in Photoshop.