Stage Complete – Inks

The inks are finished, and all of them scanned as a “backup” of this stage.  Compare this fully developed ink to previous editions of the same frame:




Here’s another.  These drawings will soon be transformed with the addition of color.



Aside – Bio Portrait



Like any book, it makes sense to have an author’s and illustrator’s portrait for a bio page, right?  How’s this:

Andy & Mitch


Development – Subtle Changes

Below are two versions of the same frame.  Mitch was not happy with the top one, but it looks like we’re going with the second one.  Some of these illustrations have been redrawn numerous times.


Mitch wanted the faces of the fairies to be distinct, and recognizable as a particular fairy from one scene to the next.  The picture below captures all of the fairy characters together, and serves as a good baseline for their individual features.  Note also that the line-work is cleaner, the better to leave room for the colors in the next phase.


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