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A Tale of Two Daddies header



My friend Lincoln says
you have two dads.
That's right. Poppa
and Daddy.
– A Tale of Two Daddies


A Tale of Two Daddies cover

A companion to A
Tale of Two Mommies

Paperback: $8.95
978-0-9819714-6-9 Amazon BN

Hardcover: $15.95
978-0-9819714-5-2 amazon


Vanita Oelschlager
Kristin Blackwood
and Mike Blanc

Ages 4-8
42 Pages



Illustration Technique
By Kristin Blackwood and Mike Blanc

The artwork for A Tale of Two Daddies was developed and
produced in four steps. First: Kristin and Mike established
the characters through pencil sketches that were refined in
editing sessions as the story developed. Drawings for each
page were scanned into computers to form templates.
Second: The artists used Adobe® Illustrator® vector-editing
software to plot each shape needed to build the illustration
using curve and corner points that were then adjusted,
converting each sketch to a computerized version.
Third: Every shape was assigned a color attribute based on
the book’s color palette. Last, the template was discarded
and the image was fine-tuned with softening effects and
transparency. Once complete, the illustrations were
gathered into sequence within the larger book design
of the finished work: A Tale of Two Daddies.



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