Book Giveaway Getting Dressed

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.

19 comments:

  1. Yes!!! Commenting of course! :D
    I already liked your FB page a while ago so fingers crossed!. I hope you get a lot of comments.

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  2. Hallo! Das muss ich ja einfach mal versuchen. Die illustrationen sind total schön. Liebe Grüsse, Christina.

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  3. This is really wonderful! Please pick me, I am so exciited to get a copy of your book. xD
    Of course I already liked your FB page and leave a comment there. Thanks for the chance. I sent my email address right to your inbox, so check it out please. :)

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  4. Hi Maria, I came across your work through illustration friday I find it beautiful, colorful and quite charming. I have added you the blogs I follow, but I cannot add your to a FB page since for the moment I don't have a FB account. Long story short, I am a graphic designer and pastel artist bout would love to gear my work towards children's books illustrations. Do you have any advice for me?
    I leave you a link to my blog:http://bluegirlsketchblog.blogspot.com/
    In case you decide to pick me for the book giveaway my address is: sainzgabriella (at) yahoo.fr But I would love to hear from you in either case.

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  5. Congrats Maria on the wonderful book! It looks great! You are sooooo talented!

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  6. Ooh, what a gorgeous book. I would love to win this. And I love your sketches too - it's lovely to see the progress.

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  7. Fabulous book! I have a little boy who could certainly use a few lessons in dressing himself! :)

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  8. Ich moechte auch eins! Congratulations Maria. It looks lovely ;-)

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  9. Lovely book Maria - looks really fun! Thanks for sharing your work in progress too :) Following on here and facebook! Email details can be found here - http://illustration.bryonycrane.me.uk/contact/

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  10. Congratulations!!! beatiful work, love it. Good transitions from sketch to final work.

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  11. Congratulations Maria! It looks really really great!!! And... fingers crossed!! :)

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  12. congratulations, maria. definitely count me in for the draw!
    thanks for sharing some of the process with the editor.

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  13. comment comment comment :D
    And congrats. What a lovely book it is! ^^

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  14. maria... that's... that's... that's... so lovely. i wish i can coloring as warm, tidy, and nice like you. #oh, dear Lord.. please, bless me so i can get this book ^O^#

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  15. Congrats!! It looks so lovely... I'd love a copy. ;)

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  16. Congrats, Maria :) and it's always great to seeing people's process.. thanks for sharing.

    All the best! :)

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  17. this is so cute!!! love your style a lot !!! :D

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  18. Another lovely book! I'd love to win this! :)
    -Melissa

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  19. Thank you so much for taking part in my giveaway! Wish I could give you all a copy but unfortunately there can only be one winner ;-)

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