I have been working on this book app for a few months now. I am super excited about how it is working out. A friend of mine wrote the story and I am illustrating it. This is the finished cover page. It was Josh’s idea to use pillows for the navigation buttons. I thought it was brilliant.
It has been an interesting thing to work on this book app. Creating the artwork is much more complicated than simply drawing a picture and coloring it. Every little element has to be on it’s own layer so that the programmer can animate it. Since I draw all of my artwork by hand first, I have stacks and stacks of tracing paper with individual elements on them. I then have to scan them all separately and fit them together again once I’ve finished adding all the color. It’s a long process, but it’s fun to see our project come to life.
I am about 1/3 of the way through illustrating the app, and I can’t wait to have the whole thing done and animated!