I'm excited to show the piece I created for the SCBWI Tomie dePaola Award. I was one of fifteen artists chosen as a semi-finalist. For our final piece we were given a piece of text and told to illustrate it however we would like. The text was very open-ended.
Below I show my process.
I started by brainstorming different compositions.
Then I refined the composition I chose.
After that I did a few color studies.
I blocked in the basic shapes.
I added the details and text.
Finally, I added textures to the different objects. Finished!
Tomie is going to announce the winner later this month. I'm really pleased with my piece and hope he picks me!