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Peas, Tease (Part III)

January 27, 2014

Followers of this blog know by now that I have challenged myself to write, illustrate, and publish an ePictureBook, inside of a month. I’m glad I threw the gauntlet down, because otherwise I may have put this project on hold, as I have also been crazy busy with another more noble task this month, which I won’t boast about here (sorry, Big Brother, do your own damn homework).

Anyhow, things are going great with the “Pea Project”, so here’s another teaser post, while the paint dries:

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If you have read my How to eBook posts you will know that I am all about efficiency. In that spirit, I have pre-cut my paper to fit exactly onto my scanner bed before I made these paintings.

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Also, I worked assembly line style: First I made all of my drawings. Then I painted the lot of them. This worked particularly well, as my goal was to have a super-limited palette to reflect the nature of peas, and to look good on an eReader.

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Oh, and see the garbage pail in the photo above (click to enlarge)? That’s a Greenpeace sticker on it. I don’t even remember when or where I got it. Weird, huh? I’m doing a book about peas, using mostly green… and there’s that.

Green Peace. Green Peas. Talk about synchronicity.

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Okay, clearly I’m procrastinating now. My illustrations are complete and the paint is dry, so it’s on to my least favorite part of the job… scanning!

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