Creating a Children’s Chapter Book 11: Final Illustrations For the First Chapter

I’m drawing the final illustrations for the Friends Against Bullying book with a fountain pen, using Noodlers ink, on layout paper. The paper is translucent and lets me trace over the rough pencil drawings. This means I can work quickly and keep a nice, loose line.

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Inking on layout paper with a Lamy fountain pen charged with Noodlers ink

The other great thing about this paper is that it is way cheaper than the heavyweight cartridge, or lightweight Bristol, which I use for my Arctic Circle comic strips.

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Here are a couple of illustrations from the first chapter:

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Mrs Kawners drives the school bus

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Ruth loves her bike

The next job is to start laying it out in Adobe InDesign.

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About ahallatt

Cartoonist and writer. My first illustrated chapter book, FAB (Friends Against Bullying) Club, for kids 8-12 is out on Amazon. More at alexhallatt.com
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2 Responses to Creating a Children’s Chapter Book 11: Final Illustrations For the First Chapter

  1. Pirate Mike says:

    I _love_ Noodler’s ink. I work digitally now, but I still pull out the X-Feather black to use with a brush. These are the things I do for a good time.

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    • Hi Pirate Mike

      Thanks for dropping by. I’ve been tipped off by several cartoonists that Noodlers do a fountain pen with a flexible nib. I’ve never got to grips with a brush, but I may try that.

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