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Louise Loves Art Hardcover – September 9, 2014
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From Sketch to Final Art: Louise Loves Art
By Kelly Light
Louise loves art. She really loves to draw and that’s where this book started—with the very first drawings of Louise.
I sketch on vellum, which is a transparent paper. It allows me to layer drawings as I try to perfect them. I start my rough sketches in blue pencil and clean them up with Prismacolor colored pencils. The cleaned up drawings get scanned into my computer and then I work on them in Photoshop.
I lay out the sketches onto the pages of the book and work out the composition, thinking about how the art flows from page to page. I consider where the reader will look and how to keep areas open for type.
I decided to use color sparingly in the book to allow the drawings to really stand out. All of the white space on the pages echoes the whiteness of Louise’s own drawing paper and also that of my own sketch book pages. I wanted the black drawn lines and the red solid areas to be what guided the reader through the story. I wanted the whole book to feel like drawings.
“Light…is a confident visual storyteller with a gentle sense of comic timing” (Publishers Weekly)
“Budding artists, those not only crazy for art but who have their eyes and heart open, will find a muse and a collaborator.” (School Library Journal)
“A fresh and bright sibling tale...Cheerfully art-ful.’ (Kirkus Reviews)
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NOTE: the hardcover book is what I purchased first. The Kindle edition says it will download to the Windows 8 Reader, but in fact it will not, so I had to return it (sadly).