@KaraDaniel yes, I do. I usually do not stress about making the lettering super cool, I just place the words in the space where I plan to have it, and if you do not use any fancy graphic program, I think you could print the manuscript, cut it into pieces and glue it onto the pages along side the sketches maybe? Or do a nice clean hand lettering... ? Good luck with your book dummy! And if you would feel comfortable sharing a little bit of it with us here, that would be really cool!
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RE: Picture Book Dummy
RE: January WIP - Will the Fennec
Only one character had never seen snow - that would be Will, the Fennec, and well, he had never seen snow before because he’s a fennec, they live in a dessert.
The other two characters would be maybe a bear and a badger and they would be totally not impressed with the snow of course. But curious why the fennec is acting so weird...
Maybe I’m overthinking it? I’m afraid this idea is too complicated and will not translate clear enough for the audience to comprehend easily...
RE: Picture Book Dummy
When I’m working with a publisher on my own book (where I’m both writer and illustrator) they want to see first a pdf dummy and a word document with the manuscript. Afterwards, I’m sending them PDFs with updates, usually in 3 rounds - first clean sketches, second full colour images, third illustrations with text together (if I do the lettering).
However when I work on someone else’s book, we are sending pictures back and forth with people from the publishing house, because there could be a lot of changes and updates. It is usually also in a PDF form.
I do use indesign a lot, but I don’t think it’s a necessity if you are not expected to deliver text and illustrations together. I would always create a nice clean pdf with updates of your work to send the publisher though. But you do not need indesign for this.
January WIP - Will the Fennec
Hello! After what seams like ages, I finally have some free time to do the monthly prompt properly.
Here’s my first sketch. The twist here would be that those tracks in the snow would actually be totally normal footprints, but Will the Fennec had never seen footprints in the snow, in fact he had never seen snow before, so he’s really amazed by the sight of them.
What do you think? Is it a legit idea?
Thanks ahead for your comments and feedback!
RE: Our SVS Virtual Studio AUGUST🌻2019
@burvantill Thank you!
I think what I would like to do differently next time is to don't be afraid and ask for bigger timeframe. Im on a tight deadline with the fairy book and also on a tight deadline with my own project (another book, also will be published by a publisher, so I'm under contract there too). I'm now in a situation where there's a possibility I will not be able to deliver on time one of those two projects. And I have few other things I would love to get done. And I won't. Because there's no time. I have my nose buried deep in paper drawing fairies, trying to also squeeze in some monkeys (for the other book), and regretting I was to shy to ask for more time in a first place... Well, that's how I learn, I guess.
BUT - I'm still happy and grateful I have work. Of course.
RE: Our SVS Virtual Studio MAY 2019
@JennyJones Thank you! I'm playing around with this character a little bit, try to find some story for her... But I definitely hope to post some picture with her for the contest. But since I've never drawn mermaids in my life, I'm super nervous, the more I sketch and draw this one, I see how complex creatures mermaids can be.