Behind the scenes with children's book author-illustrator Matt Tavares
Wonderful illustration! And thanks for posting the process...that's always fascinating to see. Can't wait to see the finished book.
Hi Matt,Nice work!I have a question. You mention that you are painting on Arches hot press 300 lb paper. I can not tell from your photos what size your paintings are.Also what will the finished size page be compared to the original....and how do you decide that?ThanksD Mae
I've been a big fan of your work for a while Matt. this piece looks awesome
To answer D Mae's question- the original artwork is the same size as the book, about 10" x 12.5". I used to work bigger than the book, but found that some of the texture of the original was lost in translation when the image was reduced to fit the page. So now I always work at the same size as the book, and the final illustrations in the book tend to look more like the original. Thanks for your question!