Thursday, March 22, 2012

Conceptual Work: Big Blue Frog

It's been a while since I last posted, but that does not mean that I haven't been working. In fact, I have been very busy developing the images and layouts for my newest book with Imagine Publishing entitled, I'm in Love with a Big Blue Frog, by Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul and Mary) which is scheduled to be in stores January/February 2013. My publisher has been very gracious to allow me to post some of my work as I create it, but first I wanted to show you some of the conceptual work I've done to get where I am now.

Their has been a lot of revisions and start-overs as I have worked to develop the main characters, but the process has really refined the characters into a very lovable duo that I am very proud of. I am constantly reminded of my former professor, Bunny Carter, who always told us it took 50 thumbnails to come up with a good image... and that has certainly been true with this project. But the work has been worth it and it has been a lot of fun drawing and painting these two into the world we have created for them.

Here's a sample of the development process, with the final look of the Big Blue Frog and his girlfriend at the bottom of the page. More to come soon. Enjoy.


  1. Great stuff! Love the three girl variations singing along with Mr. Frog! Excellent work.