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.