Below is a piece that I painted for an Illustrator Intensive at a recent
NJSCBWI annual conference. We were given the chance to work with an art director who
gave us two manuscript to read through. We then chose a passage from one of those manuscripts to illustrate. The text that I chose was from a book entitled When I Grow Up by Al Yankovic.
A wonderful book that is already published by Harper Collins.
Below are some stages of sketches as well as the finished double page spread. The part of the manuscript that I chose to illustrate read as follows:
"'Cause maybe I'll be a gorilla masseuse
Or an artist who sculpts out of chocolate mousse
Or a rodeo clown or a great film director
Or maybe professional pickle inspector
Or big sumo wrestler or hedge fund investor
Or smelly pit-sniffing deodorant tester."
Sketch with corrections
Final Double Page Spread
watercolor, acrylic, and colored pencil
9 1/2 x 22 3/4