I spent a good part of the weekend getting back to the book. This is a revised first page, which will now be split into two pages, as opposed to being on two-page spread.
I managed to get four pages done this weekend, with another four pages sketched out and ready for coloring. My hope is to have at least a third of it completed before December 1, with a rough finished copy ready by Christmas. I’d love to be able to show it to friends and family at that time.
Now for a brief update on the book for everyone: The Girl With the Atomic Sneezes is moving right along. I had to spend a bit of time last weekend reformatting the size, but everything is back on track and I’m chipping away at it a couple of hours most nights. I’m setting a loose deadline with myself to have everything wrapped up by the end of October. I feel lie I can make it, but I’m just starting on some of the more detailed pages, so we’ll see. The plan is to do a print run when it’s ready. M and I are both super excited about this prospect.
About a month ago, M emailed me a copy of her picture book, The Girl With The Atomic Sneezes in hopes that I would take a stab at illustrating it. It was a scary thought. I was never very good at drawing from scratch. Copying, yes. From scratch, no. The prospect of jumping into illustration was incredibly intimidating, but I’m glad I did.
Above is the first page of my version of The Girl With The Atomic Sneezes. It took a few tries to nail down the style and general composition, but I’m thrilled with how it came out. I posted it to Facebook yesterday and have been getting great feedback.
Though there’s no real schedule in place, I’d like to have it done by Halloween, if not before. It seems really simple, until I actually dig in to a page. The loose plan is to release it as a PDF with donation links. I’m nowhere near thinking about that for sure though, but enough people have expressed an interest in buying a copy. We shall see!
This is Ox. He’s a little rough around the edges right now, but I hope to get him looking good over the next few months as I continue this recent illustration obsession I’ve been on. I haven’t mentioned anything on here about said illustration obsession yet, but I will. All in due time, people.