Spotty & Eddie Visit PercÚ | Before & After Colour

By heather at 6:03 am on Friday, December 18, 2009

spotty eddie visit percÚ rock quebec sketches children's book

spotty eddie visit percÚ rock quebec sketches children's book

Am about halfway through digitally colouring my pencil illustrations for Spotty & Eddie’s latest adventure by Lisa M. Chalifoux… wanted to share a couple before and afters of my illustrations (clicking on them will bring up a larger image). The colouring has been going very quickly thanks to my new Wacom tablet… I bought my first one this summer and taught myself how to use it, so this is the first big project I’ve used it on. And I LOVE it. Also, here is a snapshot of how the layout is turning out in the InDesign file… I find it helps dropping in the colour illustrations into the layout as I go so that I can make sure the colours balance nicely.

spotty eddie visit percÚ rock quebec sketches children's book

spotty eddie visit percÚ rock quebec sketches children's book

Filed under: work in progress, sketches, illustrations, childrens books, business of illustration, Spotty and Eddie

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Comment by Lisa M. Chalifoux

December 18, 2009 @ 2:33 pm

Dear Heather;

The illustrations are beautiful! Of course, I’m a bit biased!

Lisa M. Chalifoux

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Comment by Beth Sissons

December 19, 2009 @ 3:15 pm

Heather, these look great! I can hardly wait til the book is finished so I can give it to my nephew, who already has the last one. I sense a collection forming!

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Comment by Rosemary Turpin

December 20, 2009 @ 11:54 am

These illustrations are wonderful — I like the black and white juxtaposed with the colour! And the story looks even better than the last one, where the turtles learn to compromise!

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