So this week I finally got my hands on a couple of finished copies of the book, and it looks amazing – thanks to Kath Millichope’s fantastic design work and Becca Stadtlander’s stunning illustrations – it even has silvering on the title! Plus, the inside pages look pretty cool too, but I will leave that for you to discover for yourselves. Here are a few of pics – I am so chuffed with the finished thing. Everyone at Usborne has done the most fantastic job on it!
An experiment in photoshop combining two long exposure photos.
This is an old sketchbook page. When I was learning drawing animation. I used to go to the city farms and draw.
Some storyboard panels from the garden.
Storyboard and design panels from an unmade animated short ‘Angels’ that eventually developed into Crow Feathers. In this scene the boy discovers he is growing wings.
This was an unmade animation project that eventually developed into Crow Feathers.
A storyboard for a short film around some given dialogue; part of my application submission for the NFTS from 1999
Check out this amazing design blog: an edited look through title design over the years by The Art of Title Blog…