Nice to see you all, again! It’s been a while, huh? I’ve been rewriting a lot lately and now I’m back to illustrating. This image is for a page that talks about how sometimes lights are just too bright!
The furniture is made out of stained balsa wood, the baseball is a painted fake cranberry, the bat is a q-tip covered in clay, paint & wrapped with tape. The lamp is made out of a glue stick cap, fabric, wire, hot glue, and a nut. The books are paper & cardboard. The wallpaper, curtains, clothes, and bedding is fabric… And the main character’s made out of the normal stuff (Clay, wire, paint, doll eyes)!
My fancy lighting is basically a flashlight duct taped to the board game “Don’t Break The Ice” and a secondary backlight
I thought I’d post a few process pictures from the other picture book that I’ve been working on lately. The book is tentatively called Vern Won’t Calm Down. The only major difference in materials from this book as compared to STOP! is the main character’s hair. I actually bought a small doll head, cut it up (to allow for my own character) and re-styled her hair to fit my character. Super weird… you’ll see. The dog, Vern, is made out of tin foil covered with clay and then painted with acrylic paint. Like all of my other characters, he as acrylic “doll” eyes, too.
Creepy cut out doll head, waiting for alterations.
Slightly less creepy, beginning character development.
Main character’s head, body, and two sleeping Verns.
Verns: pre and post paint.
Making the main character’s clothes… I love liquid stitch.
This image addresses issues and related feelings a person with an autism, anxiety, or sensory processing disorder might have with clothing. Clothes might feel tickly (like feathers), too tight (like rubber bands), or painful/poke-y (like nails).