In order to celebrate the release of Getting Dressed I thought a giveaway would be nice. I've already told you about the little educational book I illustrated for Harper Collins and in order not to repeat myself thought I share some sort of work in progress with you.
Apart from the initial sketches done with pencil this is an all digitally illustrated book. As I have no real progress pictures of how I paint it to share with you, I thought it might be nice to show some sketches and let you see the way some illustrations of the book changed in the course of creating it.
For instance the illustration when the girl is dressed and jumps outside in the rain had do be revised. The editors wanted to show her more from the front and to have a connection to the house she just came out of. So I redid the sketch and voilá! I think it is much better and connects far better to the previous illustrations in the book.
Another illustration I had to revise was the cover. Although the editors loved the energy in the first rough they felt it needed more background and she wasn't supposed to wear things the wrong way. I did another one, but in the meantime had started illustrating the first pages of the book, as the deadline was pretty tight. The editors loved the illustration of her room so much they wanted to have it for the cover aswell. Also the girl shouldn't have put on too many clothes. So the final cover ended up being her room with the girl dancing in her tights and vest.
Back to the giveaway. In order to win a copy you can either leave a comment here and follow my blog or like my facebook page. If you do both you double your chances of winning ;-). If you would like to by your own copy, you can get it right here! Please do not forget to leave an email adress, so I can get in touch in case you win! The winner will be announced 5th October 2011.