Behind the Scenes

I leaned towards a simple, mostly analog process for The Wrong Stripes, so that working on the book felt like a nice break after being on a computer all day at the office.

I usually do all the characters and textures using pencil and watercolor. Then, I'll scan the artwork and add color digitally in Photoshop.

Here's a few examples:

GIFS are awesome! This one steps through the various stages of an illustration.

GIFS are awesome! This one steps through the various stages of an illustration.

A rough and final drawing. 

Various sketches of Rudy. I tried hard to make his design expressive and appealing.

Working away, baby in hand.

Even though my daughter probably won't remember it, it felt really special to share part of the process with her.