Friday, 11 March 2011

The slowly evolving monster band book...



Been struggling to get motivated again for the Masters module.. I just don't know why, but I've even been putting off trying to develop the 'invisible drummer' character. Then yesterday I did a little doodling without putting too much effort into it and a little sketch came out (attached above) and from that sketch came a lot of excitement indeed!!

So tonight, amidst a stinking cold, a poorly 2 year old and off the back of 3 sleepless nights I decided to start working the sketch up to see where it would lead.... and I'm sooooo glad I did! Here's a working illustration of the invisible girl... yes you read that right... all will become clear when the story unfolds.. I've also included a 'sneak peek' of some of the narrative... you lucky, lucky people!!!

Remember that the story has been adapted for a 'pre-school' audience and the illustrations will be submitted to the MacMillan Book Prize competition (hopefully).... if they're good enough!

I'm REALLY stoked about this now.

2 comments:

davehiggins said...

She looks brilliant Shane. An excellent addition to the band.

rogue evolent said...

I agree with Dave!
What makes her so darn cute is the ear-to-ear smile line, the hair buns and the long ecto-plasmic body... a fantastic character Shane! You just keep topping yourself!!!
- Jay