Boathouse Mouse Update: Rope, Rope, and More Rope

September is just around the corner, and the anticipated projected release of A New Adventure, A New Name is quickly approaching. I am busy working on final illustrations when I can, and should be done in just a couple of weeks.

However, I think I may have not thought this project through enough when I began, and it’s giving me troubles.

Before you start to worry, no, I’m not wishing I hadn’t taken this project on. I’m loving it, and am eagerly awaiting working with RV on the rest of the books. Instead I’m regretting some of my illustration choices when I was working on all the initial sketches and other drafts of the pictures.

Most of the pictures have cute and fun things to draw, like this:

Other pages have not so fun things to draw, like this:

20150815_184128

In case you were wondering, that is a pile of rope. It will take up about a third of one of the illustrations. It’s not crucial to the story, just something I thought would be a nice addition to the picture.

You see, my thought process went something along these lines:

“Hey look, there’s empty space that needs filling! What can I put there? Hmm…let’s see…it’s a boat, and what would boats have in this general area? I know! Rope! Let’s put a pile of rope here and it’ll be fantastic! Yes! Brilliant!”

Let’s just say rope is not the easiest or fastest thing to draw. Note to self: less rope in Book 2 if possible!

It does look pretty amazing when it’s drawn, though, and will look even better when colored, and that makes it all worthwhile.

Advertisements

One thought on “Boathouse Mouse Update: Rope, Rope, and More Rope

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s