…the puppy is afraid of the dark.

This is a thumbnail sketch from Otis and the Puppy (Philomel,3/12/13). A sketch like this comes in the early planning stage of a book. It’s a stage when you don’t yet know the book very well and everything can go wrong. You’re simply choosing moments of the text to try to tell the story effectively.
I’m always looking for mood and emotion.

puppy 7

I’ll often scratch notes along the drawing to the art director and editor as I share the sketches.
Sometimes a single sketch can give you confidence to carry on. This one did that for me.
Thanks for looking! LL


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s