Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Jacob and the Waterspout


This is my third page in Ballookey's Mole. It is an illustration (or study for an illustration) from my as yet untitled brand newly written children's book. The temporary title is, Jacob, Merjon, and the Dream Fish. It's (obviously) a children's picture book. This page occurs several pages into the book, but it's the first one I've done. I have not decided yet what medium I want to work in, but I kind of like the line drawing. However, I wanted fog, and I don't know how to create fog in a line drawing in pen and ink. Micron 005 pen. Click image to view larger--click again to view even larger. Click HERE to read the early draft version of the story.

8 comments:

Aya Rosen said...

I really really love this.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks so much, Aya! :-D I really appreciate that.I hope Frankie likes it. He's my new grandson--I hope I have it done by the time he's old enough to read it.

roma said...

Adorable and charming. I love it, too, and I love your lettering.

Mike Kline said...

Really cool and a great story line. I hope you share more of the book. What about 12 blank art books with your tale drawn by each of us in our own style for next round or a desert round... NICE! Do you think a publisher might go for 12 of the same book with original art in each? Hmmmmmm!

ballookey said...

Very cool!

I think to do fog, you can't actually draw the fog, but draw vague and faint things seen through it, like mountain tops poking above, or faint trees, a vanashing road or path, etc...

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks

Thanks, Roma, lettering is NOT my forte!

Mike, yr a riot.

But I have a bunch of story ideas if anyone wants to illustrate them.

Ballookey--I couldn't quite picture how to do it here--over the water. I need to practice fog in line drawings.

Gretchen said...

This is really sweet. I like it. :)

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks, Gretchen! :-D YAY!