Monday, January 9, 2012

'the children get a package' spread

Happy New Year everyone!

Although I was able to take a much needed short break over Christmas to spend some time with my family, I've been hard at work in my studio ever since.  I'm so happy to announce that I'm almost finished the artwork for the picture book that I'm illustrating: Bye, Bye, Butterflies.

Today I'd like to share another sketch from the book.  It's one of my favorites because I really enjoyed drawing all the little faces.  In this scene, Charlie and his classmates have just returned to school from spring break and have found a package waiting for them.  I thought it would be fun to show all the kids excitedly huddled together, looking down over the package.  On the facing page, I drew the actual box.

The thumbnail:

The sketch of the children:

Other than a few adjustments, this image really didn't change that much.
The final spread looks like this:

I decided that since the children were looking down at the package, that it made more sense to show a top view of it.  I also gave it a more dynamic placement.