Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Illustration update....

All illustration's copyright ©2009-2010 Nancy Van Blaricom

In the photo above you can see a few pages of finished illustrations I have completed for the children's book I have been working on. Each actual painting is 8" x 8", on Arches 140 lb cold press paper measuring approx. 11" x 10". You can tell in the photo that I have each small painting slipped into a clear envelope (notice the glare) to keep them clean until time to photograph them for publication.

There are parts of the illustration process that I am thoroughly enjoying ... such as the physical painting of each page. Other parts like the deciding how the the character will look on each page is somewhat tougher.

~ "A wisely chosen illustration is almost essential to hasten the truth upon the ordinary mind, and no teacher can afford to neglect this part of his preparation". ~ Howard Crosby


  1. These look wonderful! What fun!

  2. Looks like a lot of work - but the kind you can enjoy and take great pleasure in at the end of the project!

  3. Thank you Nancy, I am having fun ... sort-of *wink. I think my issues are that I've never done illustration's before.
    Thank you Deb for stopping by. I am taking pleasure in this project... fun to try something different.

  4. Wonderful wonderful. Nancy they are looking great. And what fun also.

  5. Thank you Toni, I'm enjoying learning something new.

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