LOST IN THE CAVE – Childrens book

These are a few images out of a children book project I did last year. This was a fun one because it allowed me to do a bunch of scenery and background artwork as those are my favorite things when it comes to illustration.

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And here are a few vertical variations for the same project. As this was done for Ipad, I had to create horizontal and vertical versions of the paintings; also to be used on Iphone and such. So here´s some of the vertical versions for the pics above.

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AVAILABLE FOR ILLUSTRATION WORK

If you are a potential illustration client, if you are looking for an affordable children book artist , concept illustrator or need a freelance artist to work on a pod project ( I do not descriminate print on demand material 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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“THE ADVENTURES OF DEWI TRIDWR” : Old Book Illustration project.

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“THE ADVENTURES OF DEWI TRIDWR” : Old Book Illustration project.

This is another old one. It´s actually one of the first books I did in digital when I was transitioning from traditional illustration.
This book ( with the exception of one pic ) was entirely finger painted on IPad2, using one of my favorite painting apps there, and old version of ArtRage. I did about 80 pics for the project and so here´s some of them.

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AVAILABLE FOR ILLUSTRATION WORK

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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“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.

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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.

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Spread 6b - Nose_Biting_Monster

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

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MAKING OF VIDEOS

 

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. 🙂

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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” :
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/07/drawing-tutorial-how-to-draw-landscapes-or-background-scenery-intro/
Lesson 1 “Little House on the Grid” :
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/07/drawing-tutorial-part-one-little-house-on-the-grid/
Lesson 2 “Going 3D” :
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/07/drawing-tutorial-part-two-going-3d/
Lesson 3 “Scenery takes shape” :
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/08/drawing-tutorial-part-three-scenery-takes-shape/
Lesson 4 “Planes & Viewpoints” :
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/08/drawing-tutorial-part-four-planes-viewpoints/
Lesson 5 “Fluffy clouds in the sky” :
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/08/drawing-tutorial-part-five-fluffy-clouds-in-the-sky/
Lesson 6 “Endless Worlds“:
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/08/drawing-tutorial-part-six-endless-worlds/

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Drawing Tutorial / “FINDING NEMO”
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/11/drawing-tutorial-finding-nemo-making-of/

Drawing Tutorial / “TITANIC DRY DOC”
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/21/drawing-tutorial-titanic-dry-dock-making-of/

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Video Tutorial (PT Version)
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/12/14/the-monuments-of-mars-making-of-como-se-fez-pt-version/

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AVAILABLE FOR ILLUSTRATION WORK

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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Just a couple of test pics.

These are a few test pics for something I will probably be illustrating in the near future.
I do a few of these everytime I get a new text to illustrate just to see if my illustration style can work. Sometimes a great text does not work visually and I like to make sure I can do justice to what the authors writte and so instead of rough sketches I tend to do these illustrations just to get confortable with a project before I begin officially on it.

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“THE ADVENTURES OF OWAIN TRIDWR” : Old Book Illustration project.

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More artwork from an old commissioned project I did years ago. This is from the period I was learning how to illustrate in digital so it has some mixed results in it. I guess…
This was done entirely finger painted using the ARTRAGE app for IPad on an IPad 2.

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I don´t do much black and white art nowadays but the lack of color is something that I really like and so it was fun to try to illustrate like this, even if then later I also did a color version for the special edition of the book. The dragon above was one of my first tests for this job and the initial image was just an idea for a cover or a poster.
The remaining illustrations below are from the inside of the book.

01 telling tales by the fireplace

02 dewi and witch

03 owain relaxing

04 owain falls

05 owain and dewi outside with griffin

06 owain and dewi

07 - Owain arrives

08 - Kids in bed

09 - Owain dreams of dad

09b - Dewi in the night

10 - Dewi in pantry

12b - Dewi awakes owain

11 - The Cave

12 - Owain and Bronwyn

13 - Maddox bank manager

14 - Owain touches Maddox

15 - gold

30 - Woodsman

31 - Weeds

17 - Jacob the Jew

18 - Dewi appears

22 - Owains mother

24 - Meeting the prince

25 - Prince reads list

27 - The reception

33b - The Queen

35c - Griffin

36 - Queen comes to dinner

37 - Queen kid

38 - Queen leaving

39c - Over castle

40 - Rainy on dragon

42 - Dewi turns figure on the wall_dreamy_framed

42 - Dewi with sword

43 - Icosagone table

44 - Jacob and the bad guys

49 - Oath

50 - Owain takes the oath

51 - Owain as part of the group

54 - Attack

55 - Jacob and tom

58 - Final Pic - Dinning Hall

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Drawing Tutorial : “OZ – Looking for Dorothy” – Making of

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And this time here´s the step-by-step process from  my OZ pic.
It´s called “Looking for Dorothy”.
It´s more or less self-explanatory as a drawing tutorial so I hope everyone understands the several creative choices I went through from start to finish to create the image.
One of the things I love the most is to take known stuff and give it my own spin. The Wizard of Oz books and movie are part of my inspiration when it comes to my imaginary worlds and so I tend to go back to it just for fun or when someone commissions me “an Oz style” pic which happens more than often.
This was just another one.

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You might notice there aren´t many characters in my landscapes and this is because what I really love is to create imaginary geographies and fantasy worlds.
Characters bore me to death and I only illustrate them mostly for scale or when I have to because I´m working on a childrens book.
When I was a kid I absolutely hated those illustrated children books that were set in imaginary worlds but then, the only thing the books had illustrated in them were the characters and what they were doing ( sometimes with a little bit of background behind them ). What I always wanted to see were the worlds where these characters lived in and soon I started to notice that illustrators mostly did character based images for these books rather than illustrating the imaginary worlds.
That has always been my inspiration.
As everyone always asks me for tutorials and tips on how to paint my type of imaginary stuff  you can find my tutorials on perspective if you click here ( go check them out / read the first one and then follow through my “perspective tutorial series ).
Then you´ll understand better what follows.
Here´s a breakdown for this “Wizard of Oz” pic.

 

To illustrate imaginary worlds as a freelancer children book illustrator or freelance artist available for work I based my portfolio on the worlds I can imagine rather than on the characters that can inhabit those places as from what I see out there most illustrators work on characters and not on environments, except in concept art.
So my idea was always think about illustration for a book the same way I have to think about creating concept art. I guess my children book illustrations like this OZ inspired one above show a bit of that concept art influence and that is something that I like to showcase.

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

Learn to draw landscapes / Perspective tutorial

0 INTRO ” A matter of perspective” :
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/07/drawing-tutorial-how-to-draw-landscapes-or-background-scenery-intro/
Lesson 1 “Little House on the Grid” :
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/07/drawing-tutorial-part-one-little-house-on-the-grid/
Lesson 2 “Going 3D” :
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/07/drawing-tutorial-part-two-going-3d/
Lesson 3 “Scenery takes shape” :
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/08/drawing-tutorial-part-three-scenery-takes-shape/
Lesson 4 “Planes & Viewpoints” :
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/08/drawing-tutorial-part-four-planes-viewpoints/
Lesson 5 “Fluffy clouds in the sky” :
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/08/drawing-tutorial-part-five-fluffy-clouds-in-the-sky/
Lesson 6 “Endless Worlds“:
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/08/drawing-tutorial-part-six-endless-worlds/

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Drawing Tutorial / “FINDING NEMO”
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/11/drawing-tutorial-finding-nemo-making-of/

Drawing Tutorial / “TITANIC DRY DOC”
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/21/drawing-tutorial-titanic-dry-dock-making-of/

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AVAILABLE FOR ILLUSTRATION WORK

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 on 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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“ROBOT GARDEN” : Original sketches and final artwork.

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This was one of the first illustrations when I started to illustrate full time after my in between time where I used to design hospitality software for a software house while working in part-time freelance illustration.
This “ROBOT GARDEN” artwork was one of my first full time commissions that came in about ten years or so ago and it was part of a larger pack of illustrations for a sci-fi magazine at the time.
So below you can see the final illustration and the earlier sketches for this image.

This is also an illustration from before I went fully digital. Now I do most of my stuff in digital art ( the layers thing was a great invention ) but back then I was still doing all my artwork traditionally.
So this one is still from that period when all my scifi and fantasy art was created in real traditional watercolor, acrylics and color pencils. Pen & paper. I´ve only recently retouched the sky digitally.

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AVAILABLE FOR ILLUSTRATION WORK

If you are a potential illustration client, 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 me see what we can do to help your project become a reality.

 

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OLD COMICS PROJECT: Emil i Lönneberga ( Emilio of Lonneberg )

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Wow, now, this is a really old one too.
Another from the days long before I went digital.
This one was a fast and simple Comics adaptation for the classic storybook Emilio of Lonneberga by swedish author, Astrid Lidgren, and it was created for a portuguese revival project which tried to present this classic Sweedish book to new generations.
To complement the whole thing a new Portuguese audio-book was also created at the time and so if you understand Portuguese, you can still listen to it online here ( narrated by Rui Unas ):
http://emiliodentrodaterrina.blogspot.com/2010/08/lancamento-do-audiobook-com-rui-unas.html

Astrid Lidgren - Emilio - Banda desenhada Portuguesa

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Little Witch

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This is just the first test I did on an illustration for a commissioned set of pics to illustrate a poetry childrens book some years ago.
I wanted to try and see what color mood could work best for a background setting.
Actually this simple version ended up looking like a greeting card somehow…hmmmm………
Here´s the final version along with some images from the creation process.

This illustration was still made at the time when I mostly illustrated in traditional mediums and I only used digital for small things like the backgraound here.
Nowadays I work mostly in digital simply because of the freedom it allows when we need to make some serious changes on a pic.
But what you are seeing below are still sketches from the time I used real paper and pencil.


Looking for a freelance children book artist and illustrator ?
Check my fantasy or children book portfolios and contact me today with your project.

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