Your final children's book thumbnail drawings and character designs will be due on November 27th. At this time you should have exactly what page you are going to be designing for selected and be refining which thumbnail was the best. Your character design should also be finished at this point.
There are so many ways to approach your design as every day we have discussed a fresh approach to improving our work.
Thumbnails are to test the possibility of an idea. If it doesn't work you have only spent 5 minutes on the concept. You move on and create again.
They are also the blueprint to your success as they will guide you to when produce your larger image.
Remember to use the rule of thirds. Just as grammar guides the rules of composing our written language, there are artistic principles that guide our visual language.
Push your boundaries, we can always learn a trick to make us better, but you first must discover what it is that you would like to do. Let your imagination run wild. Have fun! If you are not willing to do this... then your audience won't have fun either.
Our job is to make the ordinary extraordinary!
Your imagination is the director! Your skills are the special effects department. If there is something you can't figure out how to do simply ask or look it up. There are resources everywhere.
We want something to transcend our boring everyday lives.
Empower yourself and again most importantly have fun! The more you care the more your audience will too.