“THE HIDDEN SPACESHIP” – STORYBOARD

Many people ask me how to start illustrating for a children book, so this is an example of how I start to illustrate a book. I´m not actually one of those illustrators who do a lot of pre-planning and extensive sketches but I like to go through each text at this early stage and just translate it into a storyboard as if I was doing it for a movie as all my artwork is very cinematic anyway. At this stage is not about details but about the visual compositions and about the overall mood for each scene.

Story and text copyright by Serena Ferrari – 2019

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Once I get this right the rest is actually easy because it´s all about rendering and fine tuning each detail until a page is finished. But that´s another topic for later. For now this is how i start.

Check out the making of video below:

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“GAMBYS” – The Children Book : Work in Progress

“GAMBYS” – The Children Book : Work in Progress

For years I´ve thinking of creating a childrens book based on the original characters I did for the original “GAMBYS” game; which 25 years ago was the first professional produced video game for PCs ever conceived in Portugal.
Because it was a game oriented  for ecology it always had the potencial for its characters to be the protagonists of stories of their own and so a childrens book was always been in the back of my mind.
So what you see here are my initial tests for my personal children book project based on my Gambys characters. I´m not sure yet how this will develop so let´s see where this will take me.

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For now these are just a test to see if I can modernize my old style. I have this first book alreadt structured and so I will be working on this in between commissions for the next months to come I´m sure.

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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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“Thunder and Lightning” – Still getting good reviews on Amazon

“Thunder and Lightning” – Still getting good reviews on Amazon

Noticed just now that one of the books I did 5 years ago (back in 2013);  “THUNDER AND LIGHTNING” written by the wonderful Mary Evans which was a pleasure to work with at the time still has excellent reviews from all the readers; all FIVE STARS up until now. Really cool.

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I don´t have many pics to showcase here about this project but you should check it out if you are looking for a fun story for kids to help them loose their fear of storms. 😉

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This was one the books which I did entirely in IPad 2, finger painting with the ARTRAGE app which was one of the first digital illustration softwares I ever used.

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If you are a potential illustration client, if you are looking for an affordable children book artist , board-game illustrator, card game 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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“AMADIS de GAULA – O CAVALEIRO APAIXONADO” – Available in Bertrand Portuguese Bookstores.

“AMADIS de GAULA – O CAVALEIRO APAIXONADO” – Available in Bertrand Portuguese Bookstores.

One of the children´s books I illustrated recently is now available at Bertrand bookstores in Portugal; Bertrand is the Portuguese main bookstore around here so it´s nice to see this also available there.

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https://www.bertrand.pt/livro/amadis-de-gaula-o-cavaleiro-apaixonado-helena-lourenco/19152302

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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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