Its been awhile since I've posted any works in progress, so I thought the blog was due for another "process" post. As I've mentioned in the past, I am working on illustrations for my upcoming book What Can You Do with an Old Red Shoe?, a cross genre poetry/craft/recycling book. Below are the steps I went through to paint Jack the bunny, who is very attached to his blanket.
This is the sketch originally shown to my editor:
Next I transfer the sketch to my painting surface using tracing paper:
Once the sketch is transferred, I tighten up the sketch once more:
Next I start laying in washes of color:
Working up the color more, adding a pattern to the blanket and a border:
To be continued next week!