Monday, June 8, 2015

Behind the Scenes: Creating Math Graphic Novels

Thank you for stopping by to see another Behind the Scenes blog post.  I am always working on multiple projects simultaneously and wanted to provide a sneak peak of the process of creating illustrations.

My eleven-year-old daughter Jaden is the artist this time.  Just like me, she loves to draw.  She is creating the mock up for a short graphic novel book about ratios that will be released soon.  

She did her overall sketches.  Then, she added specific details.

Next, I will use Adobe Illustrator to outline, scan, and color the images.  Or, I might use watercolors.

If you are interested in drawing or creating your own illustrations, I would highly recommend gouache.  They are commonly used professionally to create children's book illustrations because they produce vivid and bright colors.

I highly recommend using high quality watercolor water as well.  This is my absolute favorite ~Blick 140 lb. paper.

1 comment:

  1. Hi! I absolutely love all your ideas on your blog! Where do you find all the time? Do you sleep? Ha! I am a collaborator on one of your pinterest boards- Teaching Ideas/Resources. I noticed that you have them now for individual grades. Are you taking any more collaborators? I would love to join grades 2-6! I currently follow all your boards and your blog. Thanks for thinking about it!

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