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A Sneak Peak

Sailing the Seven Sheets

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!

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Book App Title Page

Book App Title Page

I have been making some good progress on my drawings for the children’s book app (for iPad and iPhone) I am working on. It is called “Sailing the Seven Sheets”. The only problem with posting artwork at this stage in the process is that my drawings are on multiple layers of tissue paper. It wouldn’t be too interesting for you to see one of the layers. There would be a random head, a dislocated arm, a floating lamp… you get the idea. I did want to upload the title page for the book app, though. I am really excited about this app. It has been a lot of fun to work on so far. In case anyone is curious, the website listed on the picture is not live. You can type it into your browser, but it doesn’t exist, so you won’t find anything.

Keep checking back because I will have finished artwork to post in the future!

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