Thursday, January 31, 2013

#NY13SCBWI in less than 12 hours!

Haven't blogged in a while. Have been so busy preparing my portfolio and working on a picture book dummy.

Now everything is complete, except the packing... and we're off to NY tomorrow! I will try to post any highlight throughout the weekend. Cheers to a wonderful experience with old friends and new. Hope anyone else attending has safe travels and please make sure to say hello if you are going to be there as well! -Kelli

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Components of a Picture Book Dummy

I have been working on a picture book off and on for the past year for our daughter. It's a story I made up for bedtime (although I'm not a writer by any means), and she giggles every time I tell it. So over the past couple of years images have started to fill my mind with images to support the words.

For her 6th Birthday I am trying to get this picture book completed. Right before her Birthday is the SCBWI NY conference. I'm hoping to wrap up all of these storyboards, character concepts and words before then to include in the Illustrator Showcase. Here is a glimpse of a couple of the many components. It is further along than this photo, but it gives an idea of part of the process.