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Old 07 July 2005   #1
Arrow Children's Book Illustrations - 2D / 3D TRADITIONAL AND DIGITAL

Guys,

This thread is for 2D / 3D TRADITIONAL AND DIGITAL CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATORS to post their best work.

Please post:

1. Your BEST WORK!
2. Medium used
3. Time spent to complete
4. A bit about your process and the project

Thanks in advance for your posts!

~Rebeccak
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Old 07 July 2005   #2
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I will be the first to Post here.

Here are 2 sketches, illustrations:

Medium used: Hand Drawn - 2B pencil - Scanned, line Edited in Flash, Colored in Photoshop.
Time: Took about 2 Hours.


Scanned Sketch:




Colored version in Photoshop.

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Old 07 July 2005   #3
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Solomon,

Cool, thanks for posting these! You have a real audience, so you'd better get crackin' .
Glad to see you on the forum.

~Rebeccak
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Old 07 July 2005   #4
I never illustrated any children's books, but I think my M&S entry would qualify for this topic.
First I sketched it with pencil on paper, scanned it and coloured in Photoshop using a Wacom.
Don't really know how much time this took exactly, but I worked on it quite often during a period of 2 months.
I had a hard time painting the robot cause I never painted anything like it before,the process however was great cause it was for the challenge and a lot of people were watching and giving nice and usefull feedback.



Before the challenge I was working on a piece about the tea party from Alice in wonderland, but I stopped working on it when I entered the challenge, haven't worked on it since.
I used the same technique as described above and it took me about 2 weeks I guess.
Anyway here's the latest version of the WIP:

 
Old 07 July 2005   #5
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Beautiful Work Rudeone
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Old 07 July 2005   #6
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Wow, coolness! Your M&S entry is hilarious, and I really like the direction you're headed in with the second piece ~ definitely continue to work on it!

I do think that the rendering could be a bit tighter on both pieces. I know how much effort it must take to get them to level at which they're at right now, but I feel that they could be rendered even more tightly for that illusionistic effect.

Also, you might want to soften some of your edges. They seem a bit to have the same consistency and feel, and what's nice about the painting medium (digital here) is that you can do so much in terms of varying soft and hard edges. I tend to go TOO blurry in my images (just a personal preference, I guess), but I think in your pieces, some of the items which are farther back in the picture plane could stand to be blurred a bit, and given an atmospheric (bluish) hue.

Good luck with the second piece ~ please continue to post your WIP!

Thanks for the posts!

~Rebeccak

EDIT: The robot's expression is awesome!
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Old 07 July 2005   #7
Nice work everyone Good to see you, Solomon!

I did some animations and illustrations for an educational video:





 
Old 07 July 2005   #8
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I propose a CHALLENGE for Solomon, Rudeone, YeeWu, and anyone else who wants to throw down the lancet ~ CHALLENGE 2005 - WHO CAN DO THE BEST CHILDREN'S BOOK CHARACTER OF THE CRANKIEST OLD MAN OR WOMAN IN THE WORLD!

What say ye?

~Rebeccak
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Old 07 July 2005   #9
Hehehe, I'm game! But can we do Crankiest Old Women as an alternative?



Uh, let's forget about her nonfunctional walker :P

By the way, is it just me, or are there two Children's Book Illustration threads?
 
Old 07 July 2005   #10
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YES, the CRANKIEST OLD MAN OR OLD WOMAN IN THE WORLD CHALLENGE IS ON! GENTLEPEOPLE, START YOUR...computers



GOOD LUCK!!!

RULES FOR THIS CHALLENGE:

1. YOU HAVE TWO WEEKS! ENTRIES DUE FRIDAY, JULY 29th!
2. THE WINNER WILL BE DETERMINED BY VOTE!
3. ENTRIES CAN BE 2D TRADITIONAL / DIGITAL MEDIUM OF YOUR CHOICE.
4. THE ENTRY MUST DEPICT THE CRANKIEST (MEANEST, UNHAPPIEST, WORST TEMPERED) MAN OR WOMAN IN THE WORLD!
5. ENTRIES MUST BE 600 pixels wide MAXIMUM x appropriate pixel height.
6. ENTRIES MUST BE ORIGINAL WORK DONE FOR THIS CHALLENGE!

GOOD LUCK ALL OF YE!
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Old 07 July 2005   #11
Thank you so much people and Rebecca thanx for the advice to, I will work on it more in the near future.

Woohoo I'm up for a challenge anytime , I guess I'm allready in the race with my Mad Hatter but I will see if I can come up with some other oldies
 
Old 07 July 2005   #12


Hello all!

Special thanks to Rudeone! If it wasn't for her I wouldn't have found this place And of course thanks to Rebeccak for creating this cool thread.

I used Painter IX (trial lol, I have 17 days left) for the entire project and my wacom intuos 2. So far it took me about 18 hrs to make and it still needs some work. My main process just involves using many layers to stay organized.

I've always thought about making illustrations for children's books, but never saw the pathway there. So this entry is a personal reward for me

Hope it was ok to post a WIP...

- Leo
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Last edited by vegabros : 07 July 2005 at 09:54 PM.
 
Old 07 July 2005   #13
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AWESOMENESS!!!

My evil plan is taking place excellently! Great stuff, vegabros, this is PERFECT!!!

EDIT: My apologies, work must be original for this Challenge. Sorry Thanks for accepting mascottage and some free stocks and bonds for the trouble.

I hope you do pursue children's books...for what would the world be without pirate parrots on porches filled with ennui? I cannot bear to think!

Thanks for posting this!

~Rebeccak

EDIT: sorry, vegabros, entries for the CHALLENGE must be original for the thread ~ but it's AWESOME to see your work!!!
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Last edited by rebeccak : 07 July 2005 at 11:11 AM.
 
Old 07 July 2005   #14
Originally Posted by vegabros: Special thanks to Rudeone! If it wasn't for her I wouldn't have found this place


You're very welcome, but uhm...it's he it's cause of my Noodle avatar isn't it lol
 
Old 07 July 2005   #15
oy since im under high fever right now my brain is acting up on me... could u define the term crankiest
 
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