Tuesday, January 15, 2008

That Baby, Take Two

Having lost the digital copy of my book, I've decided to take this as an opportunity to change the "look" of the Baby. Lisa always said that the original one looked like an old man. Maybe it's from looking at the illustrations so much in the past few months, but I must admit that I could stand to make the baby look more-babyish, and less alien-from-another-planet-ish.

Audrey has made it a habit of handing me her sketchbook and a dark crayon and then requesting "Daddy draw Audrey?" I always oblige. But last night, the one I scribbled out (posted here) seems to do a better job matching the character with the tone of the book. It won't be too hard to do. I'm even considering rendering all the illustrations in crayon and on the same paper stock. That may be what the original book was lacking to begin with.

8 Comments:

Anonymous 'sawblade said...

Think I like this baby better too. The other did sort of look like an alien, now that I think of it. Then again, so does the typical baby.

15 January, 2008  
Blogger Mark Teel said...

I'm even thinking about writing all the text out in crayon. Everything in crayon. The masthead on the front and the text on the inside. Not that it hasn't been done before, but how rad rock would that look? Seriously.

15 January, 2008  
Blogger Steaming bowl o' Calderone said...

I say it's a winning idea. WINNING!

16 January, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that is a very good idea.
can you draw a picture of me.
ha,ha,ha.
no i really mean it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
your daughter is very cute!
can you bring her to school one day!
im just kidding!


leah goodall@fairfax campus

16 January, 2008  
Anonymous Mom said...

She is adorable! Both in person & her daddy's drawing!

18 January, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now, I was a big fan of the last baby (sorry, Lisa), but I think you're on to something here.

Crayon for the text is a great idea too, though you would probably have to send it to a publisher with just a regular text. Maybe they'd allow you to submit both, though. That's something we'll want to check on.

Frasier

18 January, 2008  
Anonymous Gaby said...

I must say I like this baby drawing better too. And I think writing the whole book in crayons is a great idea!

24 January, 2008  
Blogger Leopolis said...

I like the idea of a development of the same character. This one looks like Pebbles! Curt's photos of her on the piano made her look like Ms Blanchett as Bob Dylan. . .

That Baby is This Baby!!!

BTW - I just got LimeWire and have been downloading only guilty pleasures for the past two days -- Afrika Bambaataa, Erasure, Yazoo, etc.

28 January, 2008  

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