Monday, January 8, 2007

A work in Progress... Progress at work...

I started this image a few days ago and it just kept nagging at me until I had to get up at 4:00 this morning and continue some work on it. It is only in the beginning stages, but I will share a bit here.
This is the original sketch cleaned up a bit in Painter IX.
I decided to add a bookshelf and library ladder.
This is just the first layer of the beginning color. Another layer will add texture and tone. And it will go on from there until I think I have a finished illustration. I plan to use this and others in a similar series to tell a wordless story.

5 comments:

Sherry Rogers said...

Ginger these are beautiful! You are just getting better and better! Very nicely done! Are you sketching in painter?

Ginger*:)* said...

Sherry I still sketch in my sketch book. That's because I can carry it wherever I go. Then I can scan and manipulate in Painter.

Sherry Rogers said...

Me too Ginger. I can't get the hang of sketching digitally. I can touch up. . .but not start there.

This is truly wonderful! It has such a dynamic perspective! So creative and fun! Kids are gonna love this!

Amy C. Moreno said...

Ginger,
This is such fun. Seeing the progress is the best part!

Julia Kelly said...

Ginger what a great idea- have you ever checked into doing the posters for library reading programs- that is what this reminds me of!