Sunday, 14 August 2011

Dragon Concepts And Inspiration.

Have been drawing reptiles as they have given me more inspiration towards the dragon picture book.
Looking in particular at eyes and skin/skin patterns. May now use this more realistic look and apply it to my dragon for the picture book. Once I have applied it I will start focusing on whats going on around the dragon, like the scenery and other things. I'm not happy with the style at the moment of the dragon scene i illustrated previously. If i want it to look realistic I need to refine my drawing but this will be hard work. 

                                                                Dragon Concepts

    These are my original sketches from before. It was here I was deciding wether to go more realistic or do my own take on the dragons skin and going for more of a simple pattern that iv'e used in previous work. so i'm just showing were I am at the moment, trying to get more realism into my drawings. i think this is one of the main things I have realised from doing this project and also the fact that i need to be drawing the bigger picture and not just focusing on one thing. I will be putting the drawings up of the scenes soon with a more realistic take on them. Any comments or advise on what i'm doing would help thanks.

1 comment:

  1. This post brings about some really quite important issues:

    Not all picture book illustrators are born the same:

    Some of you, especially from last year's four students, may think that you have to make a 32 page Macmillan style full colour story book to be a picture book illustrator. Not true.

    Some of you, may find that you find far more enjoyment working on projects such as:

    Dragonology: The Complete Book of Dragons
    Great Big Book of Monsters Goblins Dragons and Giants

    Or any other type of what we call category picture book, as opposed to story picture book

    It's vital that you really look at picture books in as broad a way as possible so that you can do work of your own that you feel really excited about, and know that there is a market out there - You need to hunt out comparative examples to show us you understand this

    In response to your drawing and sketches, that's the first impression I got - wow, that would be a lovely example of work in a category/concept style picture book