It's finally here! Papercutz presents Thea Stilton #5 - The Secret of the Waterfall in the Woods! This was what I spent a solid 2 weeks on last summer, coloring night and day. I am SO PROUD of how beautifully this book came out! It's so satisfying to hold a copy in my hands after all that hard work.
Thea has much more detailed shading than when I colored the Power Rangers. You can see the different Photoshop brush textures I used in the pine needles, trunks, and rocks. Lots of nature scenes in this book, which has an eco-friendly message. The five Thea Sisters of Mouseford Academy solve mysteries, and this episode features saving a family of bears in the woods. There's danger, deception, teen angst, cuteness, and more!
One of the challenges in coloring this book was the sheer number of characters - lots of crowd scenes like above, with many pages having around 30 characters each! When you're coloring 46 pages on a tight deadline, that adds up. Luckily, I was able to get a flatter (Matt Herms) to help with half the pages. Delegation gets stuff done.
I'll be at the IPG booth doing signings and sketches for Papercutz at C2E2 in Chicago! C2E2 is March 18 - 20, and I'll do a signing each morning, as well as be at my artist alley table i16a the rest of the time. I'll do a separate C2E2 blog later. So much going on! But that's a good thing.
Speaking of books, this Daily Misfortune was inspired by my mom. Yep, last month is was just her and the librarian. A die hard mystery novel lover.