Sunday, May 7, 2017

Eleanor and the Egret early sketches



. . i showed John Layman some animals in my sketchbook, and these drawings are what helped shaped the Eleanor idea.  Originally the bird had a hat and some goofy socks.  And, for some weird reason . .  a shopping cart.

John's first script had the Egret wearing a different hat in each scene,  but somehow as it evolved, i found myself resisting that idea.  Neither was right or wrong, just different. 

So would have been a more cutesy and anthropomorphic book if we had dressed him up?


2 comments:

juvinwo said...

Would have been entertaining because every time you would be worndering what kind of outfit he would wear. Lol

Anonymous said...

Love your new Eleanor and Egret books.
Your animals are wonderful and fun.