Monday, May 16, 2011

Safari Sketch

Hey fellow picture book addicts, I'm back to clear the cobwebs off this blog - my gosh there are lots of them.  I'm currently working on a promo postcard for the spring..here's my sketch:

Of course, when I'm happy with the sketch I get super anxious about doing the painting part of it.  Choosing the wrong colors and line quality could completely ruin the whole thing- fingers crossed that it all works out!

12 comments:

Phyllis Harris said...

Oh my goodness, Paige! This is PERFECT just the way it is! But I still can't wait to see it in color. Just scan it just as it is and then print it onto the watercolor paper and play! Then there's no pressure of messing up the sketch! I really love this sketch!!!! Have fun!

Laura Zarrin said...

This is so lovely!

storyqueen said...

I've a soft spot for elephants...and safaris! Looking forward to seeing more!

Shelley

Ray Ferguson said...

This is awesome! Your work always impresses me.

christine grove said...

Wonderful!! I love the composition, the little bird, the shadow shape on the little boy, all of it!! I'm always nervous before and during painting. Anxiety stinks! This will turn out great though. I'm sure of it:)

June said...

Beautiful sketch Paige. And I agree with Phyllis, try scanning and printing out onto watercolour paper to keep the joy of the sketch. The pencil shading on the elephant adds well to his skin texture.

theartofpuro said...

It's adorable!Love it!

Susanna said...

this one is so.....great!!! love this one!!
good sketch, are you going this to work it out?

k.h.whitaker said...

OOOOOOOOOOOO, I love this, it is perfectly wonderful

Matthew Cordell said...

Super nice drawing, Paige!

Paige Keiser said...

Thanks so much everyone, I hope the color version retained some of feeling of the sketch!

Alicia Padrón said...

I love this so much Paige!! It will make a striking postcard. I already want to know where they are going :o)

xo