The Little Boy’s Smile | One last sneak peak

By heather at 11:10 pm on Tuesday, January 29, 2008

little boy's smile childrens book illustrations acrylic

Ok, just one more peak, but that’s the last one as I need to knuckle down and finish the last five illustrations this week! The main things I’ve been working on are the greenery, sidewalks, tents, and backgrounds… putting off the hard parts for last, typical me :)

little boy's smile childrens book illustrations acrylic

little boy's smile childrens book illustrations acrylic

I tried a new trick too… I’ve seen quite a few digital illustrations which which use silhouettes of people, rather than illustrating every detail of the person, clothing, etc. So I thought I’d give it a go, and added in some silhouettes of people in the far background to add more depth & a sense that there are a lot of people in the illustration. Am pleased with the effect, as it was a simple way of adding some interest behind the action in the foreground, without taking the time it would had I gone in with my 0-Paintbrush and tried to illustrate those tiny faces & bodies! I think I’ll use this silhouette technique more often.

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Comment by Trafford Publishing

June 8, 2010 @ 10:12 pm

Your works are amazing! Thanks Heather for sharing your talents to us.

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