A little GIF

Hey, all! I rediscovered this GIF I made and thought I’d share it here. It illustrates what goes into the creation of a book page. I start off with a thumbnail of how I want the page laid out, then I enlarge it and clean up (or correct) the linework. This is followed by laying down rough colors to get a feel for mood. As you can see, the colors changed quite a lot in the bottom portion of the panel; the original background color scheme just didn’t convey Sofia’s sadness properly. Plus, the coral cave really blossomed after the jewels were all laid in! Anyway, I hope this amuses you as much as it did me–I sometimes forget the steps I take before achieving the end result.