Putting together a Children’s Book

I thought I could just paint and or draw the pages for my books. No sir, I posted a link to a fantastic video by an author and he hit all the notes on what to do, look for and how to do a dummy. Also how to set up a quality dummy for the publishers to see. It was called the 18 things you need to know to illustrate a children’s book

You can find so many other references if you look on-line. One great process that I found was to quickly do a speed dummy. A quick scribble, sketch of all the pages in sequence.

Rough dummy for silly
pages roughed in

I love this process. While you still have those creative juices going, you can express your ideas right away. This gives me the whole picture. This process also helped me to rewrite the storyline and fit all the, in between, illustrations to complete the story.

Till, next time, have a great day!


Spontanious Creative thinking

When we were younger we drove a lot, traveled across Canada to meet the relatives. While all us girls were back seat, we use to play travel games… The technology that is part of young lives today was not part of our lives.scribles_bak We used traditional methods. we had a pen and paper, crossword and word puzzle books. there was a game we use to play that was quite creative.
One person would scribble on the sheet of paper and the other person had to create a picture or common object. This
taught us to use our thinking ability and really enhanced our    visual vision

So try it.  This is a quick exercise so don’t expect perfection. I                                                           certainly did not…                                                                                                                                                                                        scribles