My Hello, World! book MUSIC dropped earlier this week.
When I plan the next titles in the series I make a list of subjects
I think are missing & run it by my smart, savvy editor.
We both agreed music was a must.
Music can lift your mood, be a creative outlet & gives
your body permission to move. The book covers
a sampling of instruments, the size, shape, color & sound along
with a signature *fun fact. (Which, I try to make something the adult most likely
reading didn't know as well.)
I wanted to mix up the color palette for this book. My hand usually gravitates to
brighter bolder color but, for this book & subject I thought something more
light & bubbly was in order. Some pages build to dark, louder color
like the drum spread. (similar to the sound) But overall the color is light & airy.
I started by painting an array of papers in pastel tones.
Then I cut out each instrument & character adding little details.
(scissors, glue, tape, paintbrush & pen)
Next it was all scanned into Photoshop, cleaned up so I could
more the layers around & added a few touches digitally.