Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Series Samples: All Together Now!



















And finally, the pieces all together.

This was for the poster competition at the recent NESCBWI Conference in New Hampshire. The theme was "Take Flight," and you could do anything, as long as it fit on a 20" x 20" poster. I wanted to do a sequence of pieces with a narrative instead of one single image. There was some really awesome work in the competition.

I'm thinking of doing a series sample each Wednesday... it's a great excuse to work up new ideas (...won't drag it out as long as this one, though!)

15 comments:

Eric Orchard said...

Wow Jennifer! You should do more sequential stuff! This is amazing! It flows so well. Maps and comics!
I tagged you on my blog, I need a typical day....

Jennifer said...

Thanks so much, Eric! I am going to do more-- it really got me thinking more in storyteller mode, which was good.

Oh my-- a typical day... okay, I'll play! (Hope it won't bore everyone though...) ;-)

carli said...

hi Jennifer. your illustrations look great. you did a great job of telling the story.

Alicia Padrón said...

I love how they look all together jennifer! That is a lovely poster i must say.

You are very good at the story telling part even without the words that I know is a forte of yours too.

That is a great idea, to do that every wednesday.. I'll visit to check it our for sure. Well that's if you plan on posting it. If not.. I'll visit anyways :o)

Diana Evans said...

oh wow...this is lovely...I love the colours and the details are perfect....

Tom Barrett said...

Very creative! And nice job developing a story with no words. My kids have a book called "The Gift" and it is a good story with no words.

Jennifer said...

Thanks, Carli!

And thanks, Alicia! Yes, I think I will do that. It almost makes it easier to have themes to certain days, too.

Thanks, Diana!

Thanks, Tom! I love wordless picture books, too.

Lisa M Griffin said...

What a lovely creation! Its like a sweet, illustrated quilt... all thats missing are the stiches. Love the whole premise behind it as well. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work.

Frank Gardner said...

Looks great, I knew it would. You mean you had this all finished since before that conference and you were stringing us along?
Cool find with the robin babies.
and yes, I am still singing can I have a napkin please with my daughter. She likes it as much as I do.

Kate said...

A W E S O M E !!!!! So cool...you have just inspired me. This reminds me of the animated United Airlines commrcials in a way....like a storyboard, too.

Jennifer said...

Thank you, Lisa! I really appreciate your comment.

And Frank-- well, not exactly all done... are ya mad? ;-)

By the way-- the robin babies were gone as of yesterday... I wasn't sure they were big enough yet, but I guess so. Hope there was no foul play...

That song really is an ear-worm, no?

Kate-- Thanks so much! I get inspired looking at everyone else's work, too. Boy, this sounds geeky, but what did we do before the internet??

Paola Zakimi said...

great work, colors, dinamic, really lovely

Jennifer said...

Gracias, Paola!

princesstomato said...

this turned out so great, jennifer!

and, i agree--things always seem so much more IMPORTANT in a series, don't they?!

xoxo
teri

Jennifer said...

Thanks, Teri! I agree-- and also it's fun creating a little world within a series...