| How to illustrate a digital picture book using Adobe IllustratorBBIllustrations
I don't know about you but I find it fascinating to look into the behind scenes of a movie, art work, invention or start up business and discover how it came to be. I love to find out how an idea sprouted, all the drafts it went through, before it arrived at the final product. In a previous blog post on beginner tips to write and illustrate a picture book, I focused mostly on the writing process. In this post, lets look at the illustration journey from pencil, line work, colour blocking to final touches of shading in adobe illustrator. The pictures below are taken from page 16 of "My Friend Digger" picture book from the "Millie's World" series. The pencil sketching stage You know that BIG question "What comes first, the chicken or the egg?" well in relation to writing and illustrating picture books, so far it's the writing that has come first. Whilst writing, some sentences triggered images in my mind but it really wasn't until I was working out the layout of the