Thursday, April 9, 2009

ROUGH - PICTURE BOOK DUMMY







I really wanted to see what the accordion dummy book format would look like. Seems like an added step, but at the moment it helps me visualize the final product. The final dummy will be 7” x 9”, so that it would be easier to print, but this dummy is 85% smaller. Now that I can see and flip through the pages, I can begin to make the tight sketches for each spread. I have a meeting with my local SCBWI and look forward to getting some feedback on both the characters and the rough dummy.
Some questions I'll ask the group (and feel free to comment if you know the answer) are: Does everyone still work with this accordion format? Is there a difference between the dummy you submit to a publisher hoping to get it published Vs. the dummy you make during the production process of a book? 

7 comments:

Bella Sinclair said...

Ooooh, when you put it together like that, doesn't it just make your spine tingle???? Don't you just want to attack that paper and get drawing right away??? This looks really great, Edrian. :)

Carli said...

this looks great Edrian. I think that when submitting a dummy strive to make it look as much like the final product as possible. I haven't used an accordian but it looks really good

Diana Evans said...

oh wow Edrian!!! this is amazing...wonderful work...

Keep it up!!!

Hugs
Diana

life without novacaine said...

Wow Edrian, you did it! AND it looks so great! Very nice job, can't wait to hear the feedback from your SCBWI group!

Happy Easter Bunny, bok-bok!

princesstomato said...

looking gooooood!

Eugenia Gina said...

I never make a dummy book before, because of a budget thing I usually give the portfolio online, but looking at this really remind me of all the idealism of an artist, go for it!

D Hawk said...

I love your dummy book! Did you print the text on the drawings? Or did you scan the drawings and then photoshop the text and print it up? I was thinking of creating a dummy book by drawing each page and hand writing the text on each page! Have any suggestions? I didn't want to spend money on printing the pages!