Sarah Kirk Illustration

Children’s Book Plan #1

Hopefully some progress has been made … I’m currently making a dummie book, will put it up here once it’s finished (hopefully in the next day or so otherwise I am going to lose my mind…)

Here are some development sketchbook pages and some of the first storyboard for the meanwhile, I’m planning to have the dummie book completely finished and beautiful by the end of December.. ideally!


Observational Drawings and Landscaping

Oky doky so I’ve finished my storyboard finally! (I might put a bit of it up here but it is pretty sketchy and illegible…) So I’m back playing around with sketches, experimenting and layering up landscapes on Photoshop, which I find the most fun things to do. Plan for the moment is to do this for a few more days I think, try and figure out the look I want my book to have. (Also MUST remember characters are very important!)


Soooo still with the kid’s book project. I have been trying to work out how to do all the pages in a messy, experimental style, ala Dave McKean and have decided to go for a layering-on-Photoshop technique. This is my first very basic attempt at adding people into a landscape, in this case, children into a library.. I still have A LOT of work to do though, mainly on the characters as my people drawing skills are awful, so excuse them in this image, is just an example! They should be more expressive as well…..

Reckon I’m going to put all the experimenting on the backburner for now and concentrate on planning the actual look of the pages…. eek! but I think this will give me more of a foundation to play around with. Anyways here is my beautiful library and my not-so-beautiful layered image complete with schoolkids:

Scribble on a Street

Check me out blogging away today with new work! Let’s just hope this productive streak holds. Am really enjoying all this experimenting and this afternoon: more little creepy collaged urban scenes…

A Little Dragon Distraction
October 8, 2010, 12:46 pm
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A few tattoo designs for a friend, I think I managed to do what I was trying to in the end with the last one! I am loving the little design commissions at the moment, any more takers??

More Shadows and Monsters

More kid’s book experimentation.. turns out that creating creepy shadows is quite fun! These are the best sketchbook pages I did yesterday. Am thinking……. more collage, more photos, more random. Need to try and make it look playful and scary, this is turning out to be tricky…

Spooky Shadows and Monsters and Such

Have started a new project! Am quite excited about this one; I’m going to be writing and illustrating my own children’s book! A horror book in fact, just playing around at the moment trying to get ideas and figure out some good techniques to use now I have finished the first draft of the story. These are my favourite images so far: