starting to paint

my plan for the book is to illustrate it like i do all of my other paintings with acrylic paint on wood.

i have the main storyboard completed (not showing here to keep it a surprise!). over the last few weeks, i've been sketching the storyboard out on layout paper to create a roughly full size book dummy.

i also had a huge stack of red oak panels cut to be the canvases for my book paintings. these panels will be the book spreads.

sketching main image on wood panel from full size layout

sketching main image on wood panel from full size layout

stack of wood panels for book spreads

stack of wood panels for book spreads

book dummy roughly same size as final book

book dummy roughly same size as final book

blocking out the main color and wood shapes

blocking out the main color and wood shapes