With about three weeks left, I've been working hard on my homework assignment for the Illustrator's Academy. The assignment is to create three consecutive pages from an illustrated story - it can be an original story or an interpretation of an existing story.
I'm using an original story idea I've been thinking about for sometime. It's been fun, and challenging. I feel as if I'm creating a book from scratch and I have three weeks to do it. Every free moment I have, I've been working on it. At this stage, I roughed out several sketches, although I'm only posting a few here because the others still need some more work. I've even managed to write the text for the first several pages.
In a week or so, I hope I will have inked, and begun the painting process.
So, what do you think? Does the main character look consistent in each illustration? What about compositions?
This is such a wonderful opportunity because Illustrator Matt Phelan, and Art Director (Candlewick), and Illustrator David Costello and Editor (Charlesbridge) Yolanda LeRoy will be on the committee and will discuss the homework during the workshop. Will they like it? Am I showing what I am truly capable of? Could this possibly lead to future opportunities? Hmmm... oh the possibilities!