Friday night in Albany a special First Friday was going on. My cousin, Liz, is local illustrator and had a book signing for her first illustrated children’s book, My Hands Sing the Blues at the Albany Art Room.
Liz also had a display set up showing the process of how she illustrates a book. Its so detailed! Here I am thinking you just draw the pictures to go with the story! She maps it out completely!
She painted the faces of the characters, but then used a collage technique for the rest of the page. It is beautiful!
I’m so proud of Liz! I remember drawing with her in her kitchen when we were kids. (Her drawings made my stick figures look like nothing! 😉 ) She’s a real artist now! 🙂
She even signed my copy of the book. 😉 Thanks Liz!