After all that hard work deciding on colors and perspective and facial expression and where the text will fit with the composition, it’s time to finalize.
These will go to the publisher who will lay out the book with text and images. For Mitch and Michaela, final touches happen on the computer, after doing some of the work by hand and scanning, they manipulate the art on the screen. For Jim, it’s usually acrylic that he uses to create a final painting to go to the publisher. Evon will make a print from her block of linoleum, and then color in the spaces with colored pencil or watercolor.
Illustrations by Mitch Watley.