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.