Spotty & Eddie Learn to Compromise | Final Illustrations

By heather at 5:21 pm on Thursday, October 18, 2007

turtles red-eared sliders illustration children's book

© Heather Castles / Lisa Chalifoux

I’ve completed the illustrations for Lisa Chalifoux’s children’s book “Spotty & Eddie Learn to Compromise.” This story was a lot of fun to illustrate… I used plain old graphite pencil on illustration board, then gave the illustrations a tint of colour in Photoshop. Also I focused on allowing more white space to give the text a lighter feel.
turtles red-eared sliders illustration children's book

turtles red-eared sliders illustration children's book

turtles red-eared sliders illustration children's book

turtles red-eared sliders illustration children's book

turtles red-eared sliders illustration children's book

turtles red-eared sliders illustration children's book

turtles red-eared sliders illustration children's book

turtles red-eared sliders illustration children's book

turtles red-eared sliders illustration children's book

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Comment by Ayelet

October 23, 2007 @ 11:31 am

I used to raise turtles like those!! They really do like the sunny spot..

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Comment by Rosemary Turpin

January 31, 2008 @ 12:38 pm

They certainly are beautiful illustrations! I particularly like the one of Eddie showing unconcealed bliss as he takes his turn on the top of the rock. Congratulations on an excellent job!
Rosemary

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Comment by marlo gestole

February 2, 2008 @ 5:50 am

i’m currently owning two red-eared sliders. olivia and stuart. yes, they do love the basking spots.

great book! i wish i had a copy!

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Comment by heather

February 2, 2008 @ 11:58 pm

Woops, I accidentally deleted this comment from Arian3 :
“I like your illustrations very much and I am very happy that you share with us, how you do it and what you use.
I have actually quite a particular question. What function do you use in photoshop to get this lovely washed out color effect?”

And here’s my response : The watercolour affect is really just the way I’ve shaded with the graphite pencil. There’s no shading involved at all in Photoshop… just a layer of solid colour set to “Color.” You can check out my tutorial on it here : http://blog.illustrationcastle.com/2007/05/26/step-by-step-how-to-colour-a-pencil-sketch-drawing-in-photoshop/

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Comment by FabiƔn Fucci

March 25, 2008 @ 5:39 pm

Those turtles look lovely!

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Comment by Azizajalal

April 27, 2010 @ 2:00 am

I particularly like the one of Eddie showing unconcealed bliss as he takes his turn on the top of the rock. Congratulations on an excellent job!

Tint

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Comment by Dallas

May 25, 2011 @ 8:11 pm

Nice..look at those turtles!

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Comment by Houston

May 25, 2011 @ 8:12 pm

Yes, I love those turtles.

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