I’m currently working on a children’s book in my free time. By “working on” I mean I think about it all the time but don’t always work on it when I should. By “free time” I mean from 9-11pm, which isn’t much time.
That being said, I have a vision and I know I’ll follow through. I have my characters sketched out and I feel like I’ve known them forever (possibly because it’s based on my childhood). One thing that is a big daunting to me is the medium. I really love the look of sketchy pen and ink. I can see the book in my head, I can see what I WANT my characters to look like in the finished illustrations.
Think mix of :
And obviously Quentin Blake
Problem is, I don’t know how to use Pen and Ink. I’m sure I could get the effect using the computer, but there’s a very very small amount of purest in me and I just want to do it the original way. I want to at least try. So, I’ve gotten some india ink and a nib pen. I have used them once when my friend showed me how they work. Since then, i’ve just been staring at the pen and ink thinking about how I SHOULD just pick it up and do it, but I haven’t.
Maybe tonight will be my night?