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Birds of a feather
flock together.
– Birds of a Feather

 

Paperback: $8.95
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Hardcover: $17.95
978-0-9800162-8-4 amazon

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Author:
Vanita Oelschlager
Illustrator:
Robin Hegan

Ages 4-8
32 Pages

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Illustration Technique
By Robin Hegan

 

The illustrations for Birds of a Feather start as rough pencil drawings inspired by the “literal” meaning of each idiom. Before I begin each drawing I first compile actual photographs of the different images I want to use in my illustration. Keeping in mind the position of text, I then create a variety of compositions on sketch paper until I find one that I like. After I choose my rough composition, I scan it and enlarge it to 15% more than the actual size of each spread in the book.

 

I choose a background for my canvas and paint it. Then using carbon paper I transfer my sketch on top of the background. I then use the outlines as a guide while I am painting with my acrylic paints. The finished art is photographed and digitally placed into a book format to include all the necessary text.

 

Rough pencil drawing.

 

The finished painted canvas.

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