ILLUSTRATED CHILDREN'S BIBLE
im working an illustrated Bible right now, thus all my last posts have been illustrations based on scripture. im gonna do all the major accounts/stories of the Good book and then eventually i want to do an illustration for each book and chapter. its kind of a lifelong project but i want to get the major stories done first.
ive been asked about my process, so heres how i work. nothing special.
at this point i start to block in my shapes and color. then i go in and detail the different parts/objects/characters working from background to foreground in a layering fashion as you would with real medium(gouache/acrylic).
after i pick my color scheme i enlarge the ruff/thumnail and start to clean it up a bit and get it ready for paint. depending on the illustration ill spend more or less time cleaning up things. here i mostly focused on the characters and not the Bg.
at this point ive picked a composition i like and start to work with what color schemes will work best for the story. i try and do at least 4 color studies before deciding on one of them. this way you get some fresh ideas. for example at first i was going to make this take place at night with the light beaming but after i did a few color schemes i felt the top middle one worked better. instead of night i tried to make it dusk.
i rough out some ideas based on scripture, pull some reference, look online etc. just trying get ideas out at this point not worrying about color really. but just layout and composition. the STORY and how its told.