Monday, February 20, 2012

Charles Eubanks - Explorers

I recently submitted this drawing (among others) for written feedback from an agent at the SCBWI Illustrator and Agent's Day.  The agent came up with the excellent suggestion of incorporating kids into the composition, to show how it might work in a picture book.  So what you see here are my initial thumbnails, followed by a full-size rough.  I typically do several pages of sketches before I zero in on something that works.

Since I'm planning to make this a portfolio piece, I'm taking a bit of extra time.  But I wanted to share with you guys what I'd come up with so far!


Peter Hong said...

those kids definitely add to the fun, charles! cool poses! it's nice to see your layouts and thought process.

Adam Heine said...

I kinda like the idea of having the kid with binoculars "find" the bird up close like that. But these all look pretty cool. I love seeing in-progress work!

K. Marie Criddle said...

Serious, I learn so much from other people's process pieces. Thanks for sharing! You have such a great eye for composition and this one is no exception. Let us know when you've completed the final one!