Recent Update on Basil the Special Dog
It’s been a while since I reported any progress on my Basil story book. So I thought I’d give an update.
A few months ago, Karen J.L. provided me with some great consulting. She gave me some excellent feedback and constructive criticism on how to improve the story and some of the artwork.
Since then, I’ve been revamping the whole book. Developing characters. Researching different mediums (pen and ink, watercolor, etc). Selecting colors. Learning more about Photoshop, etc. And sketching, sketching, and sketching again. Practicing drawing trucks, trees, dogs, houses, furniture, etc….Here are a few examples:
Holy cow…what I thought would take me a few short months to crank out is turning into a serious Magnum Opus. We’re talking hundreds of hours here, before this is all said and done.
But that’s okay…if you want to do something, you might as well do it RIGHT.
Moral of the story: Putting together a kids book is NOT as easy as you think!
Anyway, the book isn’t done yet. It’s a work in progress.
But as you can see, I’ve been busy…
But slowly but surely, I’m getting closer to completing the real thing…
More updates to follow on the coming months