Amazon Exclusive From Author David Wiesner: The Development of Art & Max
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|Introduction to the photos below: |
These images show the development of the opening spread for my latest picture book, Art & Max. Given that a picture book is so brief, the opening pages must set the scene and introduce the characters in a concise and effective way. On the half title and title pages of Art & Max, I show Max racing across the landscape, from left to right. Now, on pages 4 and 5, he enters the scene as the story begins.
|This drawing is from an early dummy, before I had fully designed the characters or fully worked out the story.||Max was originally a chameleon, but I decided to make him a Collared Lizard instead.||I have reversed the position of Arthur and Max to continue the left to right movement from the title page.||I am exploring body stances to find an expressive interaction between the two characters. This isn’t it.|
|Arthur is beginning to look better. Their physical relationship still doesn't feel right.||Here the characters are looking good, but I think Max still needs to burst onto the scene somehow.||Now Max is off his feet, literally flying into the picture, and the landscape has also come together.||The scene, painted, as it appears in the book. The story of Art & Max has begun.|
Great book with awesome art that teaches how painting is done through a very fun and imaginative story. One of my favorite books.Published 12 days ago by ProductTesta
A book every art teacher must read to his or her class. The graphics are impressive.Published 17 days ago by Alejandro Garcia
Very cool book , The 4 year old loves it , Her dad is an artist and loves it tooPublished 3 months ago by L barb
Another phenomenal book by David Wiesner. We have most of his books and will buy the rest and any other in the future. Mr. Wuffles is our favorite all-time book.Published 3 months ago by Frances G
Colors are great, but doesn't seem to keep my son's attention when reading.Published 5 months ago by Mary A.