sharing the creative process of artist, illustrator, and book lover, Judy Watson
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I’m still here.
It’s a funny thing. When this book is finished, there will be tiny little fragments of it, like this one, only about 3 cm long, that I will really like. I think this is my favourite part of the book so far.
It has fat scribble and thin scribble, dancing together. They cross over each other in opposite directions.
I love scribble. And layering. And paint splatters. I wish all of the book were as loose as this. But it’s not.
Prismacolour artsticks are great to use. I’m enjoying the corners and flat sides to get sharp and gravelly effects, all rather rough and imprecise, which is a good thing when you have a tendency to over-detail things as I do, in the context of illustration work.
These probably won’t be used in Thunderstorm Dancing, but some may…
A family of whispy people, including a rather chubby child, proving you can be both chubby and whispy at the same time. I note that the dictionary prefers the spelling ‘wisp’ but allows ‘whisp’. To me the ‘h’ helps enormously with the whole whispy airy thing. How can you float through the air without an ‘h’ I ask you?
And I know this because cranky Miss Lee at my Primary School was fond of explaining how to correctly pronounce ‘wh’. You should sound as though you are blowing out a candle…
causing a whisp of smoke to rise perhaps….
And these little weather fragments and waves were nice to draw and paint. This book has been an interesting adventure that has led me all kinds of places.
Working hard, drawing and painting Katrina Germein’s picture book Thunderstorm Dancing. I might post some random weather fragments occasionally but can’t show you much until it’s finished…. and I’ll come out from under that cloud ;-) hopefully very soon.