“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.

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“The Masterpiece / One Big Canvas”” – Book 1 on the Studio PaintBrushes series.

Created for book 1 of a new series written by Jay Miletsky.
This one is called “The Masterpiece – One Big Canvas” and you can find it on AMAZON.

Join a spunky collection of paintbrushes as they set out to create a grand masterpiece.

When some of the brushes don’t cooperate, is it because they are misbehaving…or is there another reason entirely? In this story, an initiative of REED Foundation for Autism, young readers are introduced to some of the behavioral differences in their peers with autism.

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“PTEROSAUR in the Hardware Store ?”

New book about kids and dinosaurs written by Julia Miles Inserro, available soon at amazon too.

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“THE MASTERPIECE” – Written by Jay Miletsky , Illustrated by Luis Peres. A video first look.

What you´re looking at is one of my new books which is about to be released in the United States, written by Jay Miletsky and it´s part of a more extensive children´s books series to be continued.

I´m currently completing illustrating book 2 which will come out in August of this year and soon there will be more news regarding these same characters as there are some plans out there for some extra stuff coming out of this concept.

Page turn first look out of printer.

Actually this is a book sponsored by the REED FOUNDATION for Autism (https://reedfoundationforautism.org/) base in the United States and although it´s not one of those “in your face” type stories the subjacent theme can be read as something related to that.

I had a ton of fun illustrating this and working with the author, Jay Miletsky has been a blast. We now have three books togheter and hopefuly there will be plenty more in the future.

I´ll post images of the book soon and a link for amazon once this book 1 comes out.

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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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“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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“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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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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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.
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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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“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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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.
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