From The Sketch Book

December 29, 2009

Book Dummy Paper Mania

Filed under: Uncategorized — scottnelson @ 9:22 pm

I’ve been working on a book series for a while now.  Five stories in total!  Although the 30 page  written manuscripts have pretty much stayed the same, the art has changed a lot during the submission process.  Now that I’ve pretty much nailed down the right look for the books, it’s time to create proper book dummies for each effort.  So if my basic math skills haven’t failed me, that’ll be 150 sketched pages (160 counting covers and back art.)   During the sketching process I do a lot of pre sketches of my sketches.   This got me wondering as to how many typed AND related art sketches I’ll produce for this entire effort. A conservative guess;  it’ll probably be  well over 1000 before it’s over.  Sounds crazy when you think of it like that.  But as much as I love working digitally, I still love drawing on an old fashion drawing tablet.  I only feel bad about all the paper I’m wasting… and the paper mess I’m making in my studio.  🙂



  1. Hi Scott! I posted about your blog :0) I’ve enjoyed perusing all the wonderful sketches and illustrations here. Really love your characters.

    Comment by Paige Keiser — January 10, 2010 @ 8:00 pm | Reply

  2. P.S. I LOVE photos like this. It says a lot about the artist. I wish my desk and studio were this tidy 😦

    Comment by Paige Keiser — January 10, 2010 @ 8:04 pm | Reply

  3. I LOVE your coloured pencil rack! Never seen anything like it – did you have it made?

    Comment by Lynne Chapman — January 16, 2010 @ 5:56 pm | Reply

  4. Thanks for sharing! Loved seeing this!

    Comment by AZ — January 19, 2010 @ 4:49 am | Reply

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