Monday, November 9, 2009

Cat Sketches

I have my first children's book commission. The author is a wonderful 72 year old lifetime educator. She's self-publishing which is an avenue many authors are taking these days. The title is A Grand Cat and it's based on the true story of Fred the cat. Right now I'm developing the storyboard and book dummy. I'm also playing around with the style and look of the illustrations. The author has given me a free rein in both. Right now, I'm simply studying cats and their expressions and anatomy. After I feel confident with that I will put the photo references away and develop a cat based on memory and characterization. That's the plan.


Lindsay said...

Congratulations! I'm excited to see more of your work (I'm sure it will be excellent, as usual!)


Congratulations! This is wonderful - anxious to see the next stages of the paintings.

Love your work.