Tuesday, June 16, 2009

IF - unfold

"Sara's eyes grew wide as the story unfolded."

For Illustration Friday this week. I did this just for the challenge this week, but it has special significance for me because I finished the illustrations for the children's picture book I've been working on for the last 4 months. Yep, I'm done! and the discs with all the illos has been sent off to the designer to put it all together for printing. I think the word "unfold" is appropriate for the end of that little chapter in my life. I took the words on the pages, combined them with pictures and they unfolded into a book. It was an awesome experience and I really hope I get to do another one. And soon, too! I miss it already. It's weird to work so hard to get something done, then when it's finally done, I'm sad because I won't get to do it anymore.

This illo was done with a combination of Illustrator and Photoshop.

10 comments:

Amy C said...

Sara is so cute and she looks so in the moment of enjoying her fabulous book.
I have just finished a bunch of children's books too, you are right it is kind of weird, a relief but I miss it a bit too!
We must go out and enjoy the summer - yipeeee!
Cant wait to see what yours look like!

justdoodleit said...

Sara and her book looks pretty neat!

Buskitten said...

Love your work and blog Nina! Great stuff, you have a lovely technique!

Ann Marie said...

This is sweet! I like how you can see the little pictures in the book. Congratulations on finishing your book project!

Nina Crittenden said...

COngrats on finishing your book!

peggyfussell said...

Congratulations!! Can't wait to see it in print!

Alina Chau said...

Lovely!!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Oh Nina, what a wonderful new banner!!! It's beautiful and I really like your beautiful illustration for unfold. Very nice.

Jack Foster said...

Congrats on finishing the book. I know exacrtly what you mean. Work, work, work...then "now what?"

creativegrace said...

Congratulations Nina!!! I love the cover, can't wait to see the rest