Layout on my new book!
Posted by eyeofthehurricane99 on April 29, 2011
How about a little on how I did the book layout?
Here’s an early page layout I did…
And here’s a more final page layout for the same page with a few extra paintings added, too:
Originally, we thought of doing just simple white pages with a little border of fun cars and planes and stuff around them
but it just wasn’t snappy enough! So Mike asked me to put some color in the border, and I got to thinking about
making the drawings in the border a darker shade of the same color too!
And then I thought- hey, we can put some fun related words in the background in a similar color that would be cool
for kids to find, too! Then it really looked great! We wrote pages and pages of just the words that go in the background.
I also shrunk down the images on a lot of the pages so it was a bunch of paintings instead of just 1 or 2 each page.
Here’s a few of the border drawings that we put into the book, too!
Most of these are drawn at maybe 4 inches high- in the book they’re shrunk down to just a 1/4 of an inch! Click the picture to see them bigger-
they’re some really great drawings that you can’t see this big in the book! Also, see the construction digger with the arrow pointing to it?
I asked Mike to draw something that could go around a corner in the border and he came up with that- great thinking, right?
I had to do some Photoshop magic to put these drawings in colors matching the borders. My personal favorite touch?
The dinosaur bus that is in the lower right corner of every page with his head popping up out of the border!
Next time, more sketches and paintings!