Cathryn John
Industrial Designer | Illustrator | Artist
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I Don't Want To

I Don’t Want To

 

Concept Development

For each children’s book that I work on I like to do a rough draft with pencil/pen and paper. It’s a great way to get ideas flowing and to create concepts quickly. From there I will usually review each page with the author of the story to discuss any revisions they may want to make. After completing those revisions, I scan all of the sketched roughs and take the rest of the process to photoshop.

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Review Process

Above are some of the rough draft sketches just before translating them into digital art. Generally I allow for larger changes in the first draft and then around 3-4 minor changes for the second draft. Below you will see the first draft of the book after translating it into digital artwork. I sat down with the authors and we worked through any last changes they might want before we submitted for print.

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Final Review

Once we have our first draft in print from the print house we review it together to make sure that everything is perfect! I Don’t Want To looked so great the first print that we didn’t need to make any revisions before we proceeded.

Book Signing and Media Highlights

I Don’t Want To was featured on Global News! Madi and Megan worked so hard to make sure that this book would be a success. We had an amazing turn out to our launch party and signing thanks to everyone’s support. While at the book signing I decided to offer some on the spot illustrations of some of our supporters.