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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Progress on artwork

I've been working on the physical pieces of the art. I will be finishing them up soon. After that, it is time for a physical photo shoot and the digital magic begins. All physical art is done with children's art supplies.
Below are the three little pigs. My daughter and I made these together. We made two of each of the pigs. One for inside the picture, and one to sit on the edge of the picture. I still need to make Grand and Elder pigs. I am thinking one will be white, and one will be black. But time will tell.

Here is the Big Bad Wolf. There are three of them. One is standing, and one is blowing. These will be used in the picture. The sitting one will be sitting on the edge of the picture. For the inside of the picture, I needed one that was blowing and one that was not.

At some point, the wolf and pigs will get hats, but that might not be for the first draft of the book. I am wanting to get a layout put together!
Below you see the landscape hill that the story takes place on. The Pigs, the Wolf, the Sun, and the Houses will all be added to this with the computer. I have a pretty cool idea for the sky if I can pull it off. Kind of an over lay/under lay type thing.

The houses and sun are going to be melted crayon art I've made a number of guides for making these, and I hope to make them tonight or tomorrow night. The sun grid is a simple circle, and I will make swirls around it. I have three boards to make the sun on, I will make 6 to 12 sun views depending on how it feels right. 

The house paintings need to total 6. The Straw and Stick houses need both a built and a blown version. I have two boards for this, divided by blown down or standing. I will blow dry the crayon to blow one of the sets of houses down.

The Stone house needs two versions as well. The first is a house from the outside, and the second shows a fireplace. These will be on the same board.

So I have some crayon art left to do before I can do the photo shoot. I need to make the houses, the Grand and Elder pigs, and some suns. I will post once I am done with that.
I am going to do the first draft of the book without the Elmer's glue quote bubbles. Like the hats for the pigs and wolf, they will come, but I want to get some basic layout done first.  

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