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Illustrating My First Picture Book: From Rough Sketch to Final Page

An interesting insight into the design process of a children’s book illustration.

sara rhys illustration

Have I mentioned that my debut picture book is published next month?? Oh, I have? Jolly good. But just in case you haven’t heard, my debut picture book publishes in February thanks to the lovely folk at Beach Lane Books and Simon & Schuster. It’s an anthology of sweet poems for young children by Cari Meister, and it’s called ‘Pony Poems for Little Pony Lovers’.

Just before Christmas, I was sent an advance copy – it was so special to finally hold the book I worked on for almost two years!

With only a couple of weeks to go until publication, I thought it would be fun to share with you the evolution of one page, to demonstrate how long it took to get from the first rough sketch to the final image.

The illustration I’m going to talk about is for the poem ‘A Riding We Will Go’. It…

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Since 2014 I have been writing and illustrating books for children, mainly for preschool age. In the meantime I have published three animal stories. More picture books are in progress. If you are interested in readings (Kindergarten), my books or any illustration work, please feel free to contact me. I live with my family and a funny poodle in the beautiful Weserbergland, Germany. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Seit 2014 schreibe und illustriere ich Bücher für Kinder im Vorschulalter. Inzwischen habe ich drei Tiergeschichten veröffentlicht. Weitere Bilderbücher sind in Arbeit. Wenn Sie sich für Lesungen (Kitas), meine Bücher oder andere Illustrationsarbeiten interessieren, können Sie sich gerne an mich wenden. Ich lebe mit meiner Familie und einem lustigen Pudel im schönen Weserbergland.

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