Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Zero2Illo Challenge Week #4

I've been following along with the Zero2Illo 12 week challenge.  This week's task is to complete two pieces for our portfolio. 

Here are some character sketches for a dummy book I'm working on for a story that I wrote.  Finally some beads, I know right!!  I'm counting the dummy book as one of the finished portfolio pieces, because as a children's book illustrator the dummy is essential if you are going to submit a manuscript that you wrote and want to illustrate. 

So the completed dummy and one sample piece are my goals for the rest of the week.  The dummy has already been laid out in storyboard/thumbnail form.  Can't wait to draw more beads, fun stuff!


  1. Love your woodcuts!!! Super work

  2. Bead chickie looks great! She's got so much personality already. I can't wait to see the rest of your story.

    I'm doing an abridged dummy for the challenge. Six sequential images from a public domain story. (Those instrument playing barnyard animals I did last year are finally going to get painted up.)

  3. I love love love your birds! The bottom left is my fav. It looks like she is going to belt out a song! Can't wait to see more!

  4. Nice work, Heather. Those are fun character for kids to enjoy.

  5. What a great character! This looks like it will be a lot of fun to do. Can't wait to see more!

  6. I love it- birds do collect things for their nests! Why not pretty beads - it's true that you should write and draw from what you know. It will feel natural for you and come thru the work!Can't wait to see it