Sarah Kirk Illustration

Children’s Book = Finished! (For now..)

As the title suggests I am finally ahead of myself just enough to have 5 minutes to update this poor, neglected blog. Have been trying to complete my children’s book to an acceptable standard for about 3 months.. some pieces I am very proud of, some I am not so very proud of. Therefore I think that if I decide to do something else with it it’s going to have to undergo a little make-over in a few months when I can bare to look it again. However for now, here are a couple of the best pages:


Start of final (maybe!) work in progress

So I needed to give some of the final kid’s book artwork a go, and I have been working on pages 6-7 literally all weekend. I had to put something up here to show my hard work but bear in mind these things:

a. I failed on the ‘bleed’ (ie leave 5mm around the edge because it might get cut off) front. oops!

b. I still need to put more images on so it doesn’t make complete sense yet

c. Train isn’t quite finished yet

d. The writing needs redoing because it is hard to read

e. I was lazy and repeated images I probably should have completely re-drawn…

f. It is possibly a bit too chaotic, might need to take some elements out if people think it’s a bit unclear to understand

Apart from this little(!) to-do list, I’m fairly happy with this start. I think it shows fairly well how I generally want the book to look and I think I’ve worked out some problems for future pages (you’ll probably have to click on the double page image to see it because I don’t think WordPress really likes its width… ) :


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!

I am now an (unofficial) children’s book author…
November 9, 2009, 6:26 pm
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Have just finished my first kids book, for my drawing module. Has been a lot of work to get it finished in time, as I’m quite a slow worker anyway, and we only had a week…

I would talk about it some more but I’ve just been writing all these ideas about it in the prep work for the project, and it’s pretty self explanatory! So here it is, hope you like it