we are looking at two book sizes now, but they both price at A4 anyway so not much in it.
thats great info though...thankyou!
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book size...kids book, UK
NOt been around for a while, somewhat busy with commissions.
Just looking for a bit of advice. I've got a client I am doing the full works for (design, editting, artwork, publishing!), and i am a bit undecided about the format in terms of if to make the book squarer, or more A4 Portrait (when looking at a closed book/single page)
Either format will do in the end.
He is self publishing, and we hope to have this done in the next couple of months.
Any idea as to what this years 'on trend' format is in the UK where he is going to be looking to market?
RE: Your view on this pic please
Hi everyone! Huge thanks for your responses, I’ve been a bit out of it last few days hence not being back in to see views and say thankyou. I’ll certainly check out the realistic posts and great advice about translucent eye and making sure not too dark.
Time wise, I’ve been a bit creative with my brushes while developing my pencil drawing style for the last book I completed. Result is this squirrel, including the fine feathering, took about an hour to do. So I’d normall have been worried about the back ground too. But should be able to render most of it pretty quickly.
The hardest pictures are a couple of crowd scenes of animals which may take a week to do. I’m being paid quite a bit for this one so happy to spend a couple of months doing it.
I’m doing the design for it as well so spent the day happily breaking it down into oage turns and describing in words the scenes. I wasn’t too sure about the story at first, but now it’s got the turns in it I am starting to quite like it.
Your view on this pic please
So, new book commission started. Picture book (under 500 words) for a client.
All about a small furry animals that talk to one another, built still are animals, so no dresses, driving cars and so forth.
Going with a pretty realistic look, but do you think it’s too realistic? Wonder what your thoughts are?
Here’s the first critter - grey squirrel (thiugh a little red otherwise will be a dull book/!)
I’ve also taken on svs curriculum advice and rendered White into the pupil...but since it is realistic, is that ok?
It’s early days with the character and form development so any anatomy problems at this stage don’t worry about too much, it’s what your thoughts on realism in kids books and the eye I am most interested in. Thanks everyone!
RE: iPad pro screen - finally a solution
Sorry didn’t know you guys were looking! I’ve been using it for the year since getting my iPad - did the research first. Be warned, it does slightly create a speckled rainbow on screen, but you just learn to look past it. Texture is awesome. And I’ve still not changed the cover and it’s had heavy use. Also doesn’t wear down the ipencil