Behind the Scenes Children’s Book Illustration

“How To” Library series published by The Child’s World.

 

I thought it might be fun show you a little behind the scenes look at a few of the children’s book illustrations I did  for this series of “How To” library books. You might have noticed that one of the sketches still shows the colored line technique I used to use when I sketched on paper. It’s an old art guy trick I picked up many years ago while working with Disney designed to save time. I still find it useful even though I have drawn a sketch on paper in years. These days I sketch exclusively in Photoshop using a big honking Cintiq tablet. Not being able to zoom in on my sketch seems ridiculous. I image in a few short years as new technology replaces the desktop work station we’ll look back and wonder how we ever got along without it.

 

Posted in Childrens Books, Illustration.

Bob Ostrom is a super famous children's book illustrator and all around nice guy who's work has been featured in over 275 books and publications

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