Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Story Sketches

This is a look at the general beginning of working out the illustrations of a book.  I always begin with a story but have a general sense of what my characters might look out while I write it.  Then I do a few loose doodles to work out the basic idea of my characters, then commit to a full page of playing with color and expressions, trying to reach a level of consistency and understanding.

The notes on the page are only for my benefit and only occasionally have anything to do with the story.
And there you go!  Hopefully I'll post up a couple more Johns-related images soon.

1 comment:

  1. It's so interesting to see your character development!