Friday, 3 May 2013

10 Minute Warm Up

Today I am trying to work on some illustrations for a story I wrote about a girl called Lucy who wants to fly.  My normal children illustration style is quite detailed.  I have done a couple in my usual style but something tells me it is not right for the story.  So, I thought I would try a more childlike style in Painter.

Here is one of the illustrations in my usual style.  The story is a picture book for 3 - 5 year olds. An age group which is out of my comfort zone!
What do you think; the childlike style would be quicker as the story needs 17 – 20 pictures. Lol.

Linking to Diana Evan’s 10 Minute Warm Up


  1. The top one is cute! I love your detailed drawing. It really pulls you in because there is so much to look at and think about. Both are good, so you have to trust your gut on this one! :)

  2. Both are amazing but I prefer the childlike style... it's freer, loser more unique and less contrived!!At first I thought it said "car" though. She is adorable and kind of looks a bit like you!!

    Check out it has so many children's illustrators and unique's on my side bar in my blog list!!

    1. Thank you Sherrie, I am going to go with my gut and develop that freer, loose style, I done one in watercolour that I quite like too. I am having my op next week so will have time to brood on it, and I wont be tempted to do the detailed work for quite a while. Thanks for the reference to the picture book illustrators site, some wonderful work there. Maybe the girl looks like me because I wanted to fly when I was a child!

  3. Hi Sharon,

    I like both, but the childlike style a little more. I'd like to read the story too. Will it be available in Germany as well?

  4. Sharon I love the simpler more child like style of the first illustration, it's great, sounds like a wonderful project you're on!