Check out this video, if you’re curious to see how the illustrations are created for one of our books.
Anita recorded the whole thing, while she worked on the first spread for our newest book “The New Cat”. So you’ll see the lineart and coloring of the two first pages in the story – a spread – and see how she tries out different colors to get the mood she’s looking for. After all, the colors from the first spread, will determine how all the other illustrations will look and feel, so it’s very important to get it right. Of course, in theory, she could go back to fix things later, but that’s really not a great way to spend your time – doing something twice. Much better to get it right the first time around.
You can visit our YouTube page to see the character from this spread coming to life. There you’ll find sketches and the first colors for this cat. There was a lot of different versions of her, before we settled on this one. And now that the book is out, we’re both happy with that choice. She works very well for this story, and has a wide range of expressions to offer.
We can’t wait to hear what you think about the book!
You can get it right here!
Happy weekend! And keep burping.
Anita & Patrick