“BEWARE OF THE NOSE BITING MONSTER” : Page MAKING OF – from Doodles and Sketches to the final illustration.

“BEWARE OF THE NOSE BITING MONSTER” : Page MAKING OF – from Doodles and Sketches to the final illustration.

Here´s some pages from a recent completed childrens book. Many of the sketches I show here belong to pages and color tests that ended up not appearing in the final book but as many of you like to see this making of stuff , this is just a little glimpse into the creative process that went behind the illustration of this book.


This was my favorite children story to illustrate back in 2017 and one of the best I´ve read in a while but at the same time it was one of the most difficult ones to illustrate as it was as story that was purely based in two characters interacting very close and the whole concept is more based on an emotion that on something that happens to them.
Nevertheless this was great to do and so here are some images out of it; making of stuff.
To get the complete finished pics you should get the book soon to be published; written by Jay Milentsky and illustrated by Luis Peres. 😉
Meanwhile take a look at these doodles, sketches and paintings.

Spread 6a - Nose_Biting_Monster

Spread 6b - Nose_Biting_Monster

Spread 6d - Nose_Biting_Monster

Spread 6e - Nose_Biting_Monster

Spread 11a - Nose_Biting_Monster

Spread 11b - Nose_Biting_Monster

Spread 11c - Nose_Biting_Monster

Spread 11d - Nose_Biting_Monster

Spread 6aV3 - Nose_Biting_Monster

Spread 6cV3 - Nose_Biting_Monster

Spread 6bV3 - Nose_Biting_Monster

Spread 5a - Nose_Biting_Monster

Spread 5b - Nose_Biting_Monster

Spread 10a - Nose_Biting_Monster

Spread 10b - Nose_Biting_Monster

Spread 10c - Nose_Biting_Monster

Spread 10d - Nose_Biting_Monster

Spread 6aV2 - Nose_Biting_Monster

Spread 6bV2 - Nose_Biting_Monster

Spread 9a - Nose_Biting_Monster

Spread 9b - Nose_Biting_Monster

Spread 9c - Nose_Biting_Monster

Spread 8a - Nose_Biting_Monster

Spread 8b - Nose_Biting_Monster

Spread 8c - Nose_Biting_Monster

Spread 8d - Nose_Biting_Monster

Spread 12a - Nose_Biting_Monster

Spread 12b - Nose_Biting_Monster

Spread 12c - Nose_Biting_Monster

Spread 7a - Nose_Biting_Monster

Spread 7b - Nose_Biting_Monster

Spread 6aV4 - Nose_Biting_Monster

Spread 6bV4 - Nose_Biting_Monster

Spread 6cV4 - Nose_Biting_Monster

All this was done using Mischief for sketches, ArtRage for some line work, and Photoshop for the final art and texture work.




If you´re into writting or creating children books theres a really cool facebook group that I totally recommend; “Children’s Book Authors and Illustrators: Publishing, Marketing and Selling” and which you should join right now. 🙂


If you liked this, you might want to check out these tutorial links below too:

Learn to draw landscapes / Perspective tutorial

0 INTRO ” A matter of perspective” :
Lesson 1 “Little House on the Grid” :
Lesson 2 “Going 3D” :
Lesson 3 “Scenery takes shape” :
Lesson 4 “Planes & Viewpoints” :
Lesson 5 “Fluffy clouds in the sky” :
Lesson 6 “Endless Worlds“:


Drawing Tutorial / “FINDING NEMO”

Drawing Tutorial / “TITANIC DRY DOC”


Video Tutorial (PT Version)



If you are a potential illustration client, if you are looking for a children book artist , concept illustrator or need a freelance artist to work no a pod project even ( I do not descriminate print on demand for sure; I love it ); do not forget to take a look at my illustration portfolio (Fantasy or Childrens Book art ) and I´m always available to discuss future work.
If you have a dream, no matter what your budget is don´t hesitate to contact me and let´s see what we can do.







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