Thursday, August 17, 2006

I have been working on some spot art for the beginning of every chapter in the Pony Wombat and the Second Ark book.

I'm trying to Match each title with a decent spot illustration. Plus I think the frogs Match and so do the cookies, so its a good fit for this weeks Illustration Friday word.




This is a sample of what I'm trying to accomplish. The title artwork for chapter 7.



Here are two more chapter spot illustrations. Do those look like cookies to you?



This is what it looks like in the book. This is chapter 9. The puppy got his head stuck in the tuba. Does it look like a stuck puppy to you? or am I spinning my wheels?




You can preview the book for free! (aren't I nice!) or you could buy a copy (aren't you nice!)

4 comments:

Diane Rios said...

I really like your spot drawings, and yes the dog does look stuck in the horn...I'm so impressed that you're published! My dream is to illustrate children's books. I've been sending things to Cricket and Ladybug, but no luck so far. I did illustrate one adult book in 2004..."You Can't Get There From Here" from Rodale Publishing House, but that's it. Congratulations!

Ginger*:)* said...

Ian, just wonderful! My mouth is watering over those cookies! The spots are perfect matches for the chapter headings. Your work is delightful.

the enigma said...

i saw your book preview, the drawings great, i like your illustrations!

Malin H said...

Nice drawings you've got there!
/M