Wednesday, October 19, 2011

What I'm working on

© copyright Alicia Padrón 2011



I can't show you much of course but here is a little peek at part of an illustration from the book I'm working on at the moment.
I'm having fun with this one. All books are so different, I just love that.

This story is set outdoors. It has been a challenge because the main character of the story can't move I so had to find ways to make it visually interesting. Sketching in different angles and perspectives, varying the time of the day, adding fun details and characters to the scene even though they are not in the story are some of the things I found help me keep it visually interesting.

I like the fact that things gets tough at times with certain projects because it pushes you to be creative.

The less you have to work with, the more creative ways you find to express yourself. :o)


11 comments:

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

SOOOOOO cute. I love the blue pallette...so soft. Beguiling! :)

Brooke Boynton Hughes said...

Lovely! I can't wait to see the finished product!!

Suzanne Del Rizzo said...

Adorable as always Alicia! I am very intriqued to see the finished book. Sounds like it will be a fun challenge if the main character stays in the same spot throughout. :)

Deb said...

Beautiful Ali!!! Love your little owls :)

Alicia Padrón said...

Thanks Elizabeth! There is something about blues don't you think? I love them.


Thank you Brooke! Still have way to go, but I'm happy with how it's turning out.. :o)


It is challenging Suzanne, but I think this is a good thing. Thanks for your comment!


Thank you so much MacDebbie!! xo

roz said...

This is so lovely and ethereal, Ali. I too can't wait to see how you handled the different perspectives. Yay, you!

Alicia Padrón said...

Thank you swwet Rozzita!! xo

Gina Perry said...

It's lovely Ali. You create such magical nighttime scenes! That does sound like a challenge, but that's where we really grow as artists, right?

Alicia Padrón said...

I do love nighttime scenes. I find them magical on their own, thank you Ggina.. xo :o)

Jon Davis said...

Great stuff, really nice colours.
Sounds a really interesting. Sometimes those restrictions can bring out some good stuff.
Hope you can post some more fairly soon :)

Alicia Padrón said...

Hey Jon! Yes, restrictions aren't necessarily a bad thing. Thank you, I'm glad you like it. :o)