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Part 3: I WANT TO READ ALL THE BOOKS Process (Illustrating The Book)

Part 1 (Idea)Part 2 (Writing) – Part 3 (Illustration) – Cover Process

(Note: Part 3 is still being updated. Last update: March 6, 2024)

Every picture book creator has their own process, but I usually start with the writing. Partway through that process, I start not only scribbling ideas for characters but also thinking about illustration techniques. With every project, I want to be learning something new.

I had some messy fun creating textures in different ways, using black acrylic ink. I experimented with using manmade and organic material, dipping it into the ink and then pressing or smearing against white paper.

To be continued…


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