Between the doorsPosted: March 14, 2013
Taking to the streets with my sketchbook has brought me many wonderful surprises — meeting new people, discovering parts of Montreal that I didn’t know existed, connecting with other artists — that have changed my life in the past year. But I wasn’t expecting that it would bring new career options. One of the new opportunities that has come about because of sketching is that I’m in the process of illustrating a children’s book. The author of the story watched me drawing in the market last fall and approached me with the idea.
I wasn’t sure I would be able to do this kind of project but the illustrations are coming along fine. I can’t post any work in progress, but hopefully when the book is published I will be able to show some of the illustrations on the blog. One thing that I can tell you is that the book is full of illustrated details from the streets of Montreal, hence my interest in sketching bricks and doorways today. I hope to use lots of bits and pieces from the last year of drawings in the book.