“Suddenly the air was filled with flying corks and screaming down from above was a pair of No Names in bright red biplanes.”
Over the next couple of days we are going to follow the evolution of a page from A Teddy Bear Tale II from rough to finished illustration. The illustration is by Dan Nokes, our Teddy Bear Tale artist and this is how the page takes shape from description to fully realized image. The rough image above is the first step in the process as our characters leap from prose to illustration. In this case Tristan & Wilma are over flying the Toy Train, and are about to be attacked by a pair of No Names in Biplanes, a fairly action packed and dynamic scene, which the rough demonstrates. From the rough I can approve it and move onto pencils; at this point I’m pretty happy with the rough and added a few notes about the popguns, the environment the dog fight is about to take part in and they should be flying over the Toy Train as it makes it break towards Safe Harbor.
This is the first stage of the illustration process. To learn more about A Teddy Bear Tale II and view the first six pages of this book featuring the new adventures of Tristan please click here.