Illustration

As many of you know, I am working on a Children’s book.  My goal is to both write and illustrate it.  The problem is, I often feel like an impostor when I start drawing characters.  I mean, what do I know about illustration, really? I also get caught up in what will happen after I finish it.  Will people want to read this?  Will it get published?  Will people laugh at me?  So I stay stuck in the preliminary stages.

Just before Christmas I was asked to illustrate a family for a Christmas card.  I was really excited about it, but so so nervous.

This family has four beautiful kids.  I took this image to start with.

 

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Can I just say that this beautiful group of kids makes me almost want to have 4 of my own….ALMOST. 

 

I decided to use a combination of Tombow and Copic markers.

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Finally, after fixing the littlest’s face, I finished.

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I am gaining some confidence in this process and I am ready to get serious.