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Book Illustration: a before and after



Hi!  Here's a cropped image of one of the book pages I was working on.  I thought I'd show a before and after this time.  The first one had me cleaning up the rough traditionally with a brush pen.  The second one is a cropped image of the final look which was coloured digitally.  Where is this book job at...am two pages away from completing this project.  I actually submitted all the pages to the client tonight.  I just need to finish the character page and the glossary and am home free! 

I spent most of today animating though...a walk cycle and a character riding a bicycle.  It's pretty tiring.  The designer and illustrator part of me loves details on characters.  Like pockets, trench coats, patterned shirt but the animator that I am, hates that.  It means a lot more fiddly work and bigger chances for mistake on my part.

I have some pretty big deadlines to make next week and this book, the animation job and one more illustration job will and has been taking a lot of time.  I am confident I can get it done though!.  Well, fingers crossed that nothing goes wrong before then.  As it is, I had internet and computer issues only a few days ago.  Nothing to stop me working and my partner fixed up my tower that it's now running better than ever. 

For some fun news, I am now watching an anime (while working) called "Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma".  It's hilarious, silly and a bit of fun.  I love the creativity of the Japanese that they can turn any subject into an anime/comic.  Anyway, am enjoying it and I like the main character too.  Very rarely when the main is my fave character.

I just submitted a large amount of work tonight so I am actualy able to write something decent for a change.  Am planning to sleep shortly too.  I need a re-charge.

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