This week I have started working on drawings for a childrens book I am illustrating for a local author.
Since it is my first time doing this, i have been searching everywhere for inspiration and new ideas to start from. A few nights ago I dug through all the boxes in my basement to find my old children’s books, and I spent hours paging through each one and thinking about what I liked and disliked about each different style. As I went through them I started to realize that I gravitated towards the older books, the ones that originally belonged to my mom when she was little.
My favorite of these was called How Fletcher Was Hatched. Its pages are kind of falling apart, but I love all of the hatching and the way some of the brushstrokes have been left showing.