"The Moment Before I Lost My Mom" Kids Book Project Progress for SCBIW Portfolio Preview. . .and eventually Self Publish by April 2020


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    7 and 5,@BichonBistro 2



  • Beautiful!I like 2 and 5.



  • Guess what happened last week! I got the flue! Boo! It wasn't bad, but I was unable to complete my last weeks goals of drawing two spreads. So now I have a ton to catch up on this week and I'm going on a business trip on top of that. Oh, boy! This is going to be an interesting week. Here is what I got done so far from last weeks spreads:
    comments and suggestions welcom πŸ™‚

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    So far, I'm really happy with spread 1. I love where its going, I still have a few things to work on. Below is the thumbnail:

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    I still have a lot to do on spread 6. But so far I like how the hat and the humming birds have turned out πŸ™‚

    (side note) I made Little Squirrel a bit longer than I would otherwise because I've found that the gutter (which is the line down the middle) likes to eat up the page making horizontal things look shorter after its printed.

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  • looks wonderful



  • Hey Elizabeth,

    I've seen many children's book covers where a child hugs a parent, so I suggest #6 as a safe bet.
    Also, do you think 'A Little Place to Remember' is a good title for the book?



  • @Squirrel-Size sorry you’ve been down with the flu πŸ˜•
    That hat with the hummingbird looks great!
    I can almost see your palette already ☺️
    You are doing a fabulous job.

    Hope the business trip doesn’t wear you out...



  • @MichaelaH Thanks πŸ™‚

    Thats a good point @2MK. I like that idea. And I love that title! I'll add it to my list πŸ™‚

    @BichonBistro Thanks, I'm feeling much better now. and yeah, I'm itching to color it!



  • @Squirrel-Size really delicate drawings and wonderful story. I really love how you draw the garden and plantations.



  • UPDATE!
    Helloooooo Art Peeps,
    I'm back! My business trip was amazing! It was quite eventful and I learned a lot. Some sad news though, while up there in St. Louis, my truck broke down and it was a bit of an expensive fix. So I'm going back to full time at work again 😞

    But I guess that just means I'm gonna have to give up a few other things in order to finish this book at the dummy book deadline on Sep 1st.

    I don't know about you all, but I'm a very social person, and thats probably why I usually don't get much illustrations work done. I'm just gonna have to hang out with my Ipad during the weekends instead of my chums. My poor buddies are going to think I fell of the side of the earth. hahaha, Oh well. At least there is FaceTime to prove I'm still alive.
    But I'm determined to create this thing!

    Oh! also, I accidentally gave my number to a little 20-year old while in St. Louis, and now he wont stop texting me! ugh!

    My progress from over last week and this weekend.

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    #3
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    #2
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    #4
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    #7
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    @Squirrel-Size lookin' good!


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