@davidhohn Thank you for your insight. It didn't occur to me to send each spot/vignette as a separate file. This is very helpful!
Posts made by Neha Rawat
RE: Submit client files as pages or spreads?
Thanks everyone for your replies! I agree th best solution is to ask the client but I just wanted to hear about everyone's experience.
@jimsz Thanks! I received the specs at the start of the project but not the template.
@TaniaGomesArt I think this makes the most sense to me. Thanks!
Submit client files as pages or spreads?
I'm due to start the final coloring of a picture book project.
I wanted to know if there's a preferred or standard method of submitting the final files. This story contains single page, double spread and spot illustrations.
Should I submit all illustrations in a double page spread template? Even if they are 2 single page or spot illustrations?
Or should I submit them all as a single page template, and only the double page spreads as double page template?
I can ask the publisher but I'll have to wait a few days before I get a reply.
RE: Picture book breakdown with David Hohn on May 27!
RE: Owl on left or owl on right?
Left, you silly, because:
- My eye naturally goes to the top left to read a page (right around where the character riding the owl is as opposed to the empty space in the other version)
- The flow of page is going from the top left to the bottom right so it feels more natural
- Since the flow is going diagonally down, it gains momentum towards the end and having the giant mouse looking back into the page helps the eyes move back and stay within the illustration (as opposed to losing momentum going diagonally upward and stopping at the character riding the owl)
RE: Suggestions for picture books about Cooking
Wow! So many great suggestions! Thanks everyone!
@Jeremy-Ross I did NOT see that story progressing the way it did! It was so unexpected! I loved it! Thank you.
@Valerie-Light Your'e absolutely right! I love how they've used the space of the page for different scales and perspectives within the same spread. This is a brilliantly designed book!
@RachelArmington I came to know of this book just last week when I was listening to Jacqueline Alcántara's talk for SCBWI! She's wonderfully married cooking and history with her illustrations.
@Kevin-Treaccar "Charming" is indeed the perfect way to describe this. So lovely and light hearted. Thank you for sharing!
@LouD I love the minimal style and color palette of this book. So simple with effective storytelling.
@Asyas_illos I love the different perspectives and crops of the mother in "Bee-bim Bop" so as to keep the visuals interesting. I think this is very much what I was looking for. Thank you!
@Melissa-Bailey-0 Wow! Thanks for the amazing list! I've only read the first 2 so looking forward to reading all the rest!
@JennyJones I loved Whopper Cake. So funny (and yummy!). I'm totally craving cake now!
I came across "Thank you, Omu" sometime last year and I loved it! Such a heartwarming story and so beautifully illustrated. Thank you for reminding me of it again.
@idid I'm open to looking at both for inspiration! But the story I'm working on spans a short period.
RE: Share your MerMay art!
When your dog stares at your while you eat.
Whenever I think of mermaids, my mind instantly goes to those beautiful illustrations of perfectly curved body shapes and flowing hair and magical atmosphere. Oh how I wish I could create something like that one day. But for now, I think cute is what makes me happy
RE: New "Children's Book Pro System" Video Series Launching... SIGN UP NOW!
Just saw their 2nd free video! I like how systematic they are with their information. Very action oriented!
Does anyone know if all the videos of CBP course will be available all at once. Or will they release them on some sort of schedule?
RE: Workin' on new website banner! A, or B?
@Braden-Hallett I agree that the logo should have some hierarchy. I actually like @CLCandyArts solution.
I also think you can drop the "freelance" from the text. You can mention that you're a freelancer in your "About" section of your website.
Also this font is a little difficult to read coz it's so thin and there are too many words. Maybe if you decide to drop the "freelance", you can also try to reduce the height of the font so that it's not soo long for a small size font.
I really like your logo though!
RE: LIVE SESSION TOMORROW March 25! with Lee White
Dang it! I missed it! Just couldn't keep my eyes open last night. I love seeing Lee's and David's sessions! When can we expect the recording up?
RE: March WIP - Fairytale Flower - final touches
@carlianne This is so cute! I have a suggestion (I've not tried it before because I literally just thought of it)
I can see you've used an overlay texture on the whole image and it's looking great! Maybe just to make it look a teeny bit better, try creating a mask of the texture for each element (background, leaves, flower, fairy) in a different orientation so that it's not obvious to the view that you've just applied a short cut overall texture.
RE: A book I illustrated was shortlisted for an award!!!
@jenithornhill This is so amazing! CONGRATULATIONS! And to be up with the big publishers is really a cherry on top! Woot!
RE: I'd love some feedback on this cover design :)
@Braden-Hallett Great improvement with the cover! I also have some suggestions based on all the wonderful feedback you've already received.
I really like adding the other hand reaching for the skull. It seems more interactive. But if you're going for that, I'd also suggest trying to switch the legs so that you can see both the legs clearly and also the torso.
I think you need a sharp font to match all the sharp lines of the supercomputer. Maybe more in the lines of the first font you used but something with more width and kerning so that it's easier to read.
Also, try playing around with the scale of "THE" and see if it looks any better?