Book Dummy Concept – The Vikings Who Came for Dinner

Over the next few months I’m participating in a “Picture Book Dummy Challenge” through SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writer’s and Illustrators).  While the challenge hasn’t begun quite yet, I’ve decided to go ahead and dive in to this lively and raucous concept.  And I’m having the time of my life doing it!  This piece isn’t quite complete, but it’s got the energy and vibrance that I’m looking for in a book concept. I’d like to revisit the color design of this piece, as well as bring the viewer’s undivided attention to our focal point – the Vikings.

I’m also trying my hand at several new Photoshop brushes.  I’ve got a bit to go before I get that ‘traditional’ look I’m going for, but there’s no time like the present to start experimenting!

So, here’s my progress thus far! I hope to have the completed piece sometime by the end of next week!

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