DOTTY!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Mr. Chad Beckerman, my designer/art director at Abrams (also responsible for designing the sensational "Wimpy Kid" books, among many others) has just posted on his blog about the makings of DOTTY, picture book in progress. Go here to check out some of my preliminary sketches, behind the scenes with the author, Erica Perl, and of course some very official webchat sketch meeting snapshots...oh dear. As you can see from the post it took months of painstaking research and careful study on the merits of imaginary friends. Final art is in progress, stop back soon to sneak a peek! (Above is the final character color study)

11 comments:

e.b. goodale said...

I LOVE all the sketches that you have done for this book. It looks like the funnest project. I can't wait to see it in real life!

ps I especially love the first sketches of dotty when she is just a lump on a leash

Emilia said...

Your drawings make me feel so nostalgic and whimsical.

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Annie said...

Oh wow! This was so much fun to read and see. I ditto what the others say. I cant wait to buy this book!

CW said...

Part 2 of Dotty Blog post will be Behind the scenes with Julia Denos. I know . . . you can't wait.

Anna Alter said...

Your work is SO lovely, can't wait to see this new book!

Anthony VanArsdale said...

Wonderful use of solid tones (on Cornelia too). There is a neat timeless feel about it.

Julia Denos said...

thanks everyone for the kind words!

Brian Floca said...

I'm late in saying this looks great. I wasn't quite sure how you were going to pull off this idea, visually, but you did it and then some. I'll look forward to the book!

Brian

Nina Crittenden said...

Julia- your work is stunning! Best of luck to you and Dotty!

Eric Orchard said...

So exciting! Looks beautiful!

Martin Radespiel said...

funny post