Friday, 21 March 2014

The Pot-bellied Cook and the Three-legged Dog

 Naively, I thought I could race through the production of the PBC within a matter of days; have it ready for print within a month; into the shops by May and have a complete diary of school and library readings booked by the start of the World Cup.

rough draft  2
However, this doesn't look like it's going to be the case.  Having to get to grips with Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator CS6 all at the same time is proving a "tad" bit tricky, and despite all my efforts so far - I've not come up anything that makes me want to puff out my chest and go "Hey, I did that".

Of course I could just opt for the traditional Text vs Images but then the book wouldn't stand out and will always be measured against the HPM.

 The past month has been spent trawling through the thousands of online tutorials that are available in a bid to absorb as much skill and technique as I can.  (As you can see from the spread above - I don't have a particularly high absorption rate.)  The other problem I have is being able to work within the tiny pockets of time that I have alone and come up with something constructive.
rough draft 3

The book will get finished, but there is a huge amount of work needed to do the images justice.