Picture Book Dummy Part 1- Making the Dummy Book

Today's post is a repost of my all time most viewed blog post that I originally posted back in January 2014. I wrote this post way back before I had any book deal for my book Brunhilda's Backwards Day. It's amazing to look back in retrospect and see what honing my craft as a children's book writer and working hard to make the sketches and dummy book the best they could be did for me in getting the book published. I can't wait to share the published book with you in Fall 2016! This is part 1 of a 3 part series, so stay tuned for the next couple weeks for when I repost part 2 and 3. Making a Dummy Book, My Process What is a dummy book? A dummy book is a model of your children's book. It is the

Brunhilda's Dress

I recently finished the artwork for my book Brunhilda's Backwards Day. The book will be published in fall 2016 by Sky Pony Press. Although I can't share a lot of images from the book yet, I wanted to share a little sneak peak of Brunhilda's dress. In the story, Brunhilda wakes up one day to find things quite different than she is used to, and all she can find to wear if an annoyingly fluffy pink ballgown! Well, I just coudn't skip on the opportunity to make this dress look as ridiculously ruffly as possible. But then, guess what?! I had to paint the darn thing no less than 20 times in the book! And I had to adjust it all according to the lighting and mood in each picture. Yes, it was a pain.

Blog Moving to Website!

Yes, you read that right! I am going to be moving my blog directly to my website. It's sad to say good-bye to my old blogspot blog. We've been together for 9 years now! But it is much better now to have everything on the same site. So, in honor of the old blog, over the next little while, I will be moving over and revising old popular blog posts to the new blog. I will be posting every Wednesday! On my website I also have a new "News" tab where I will be posting about exciting news and appearances. So be sure and check that out!

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