What if? Final copies are in!

With my market stall at the Salisbury Secret Garden happening in just over a week and my kickstarter at 90% completed with just ten days to go, my first edition of What if? has finally arrived in preparation to get the books in your hands as quickly as possible! The cover and interior are satin finish with a matte cover interior for you to colour in!

Grab a preorder of the copy on kickstarter while you can with extra goodies or see me at my stall next weekend!

Hope you’re having a good day lovelies! 🌈🎨

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‘What if?’ available for preorder!

Hello everyone! It’s been a long time coming but I’m glad to announce that my children’s book ‘What if?’ has finally launched its Kickstarter, a platform which allows you, the community to help fund my book!

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I know you’ve seen all the progress pictures along the way but here you can see the final full colour illustrations in digital or physical copy format. ‘What if?’ is a tale about a boy who explores the themes of friendship and acceptance by using his imagination and creativity. Through many vibrant creatures, Maxwell explores friendship of all different shapes, sizes, likes and differences.

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As for my Kickstarter, you can receive rewards such as a small A5 print of any page in the book, a digital or physical copy of the book and for higher tiers either a small sketch or character designed by me!

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Here’s the link to my campaign with all the information on my book and reward tiers! Please feel free to share with others, friends and family!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/emilydoan/what-if-illustrated-childrens-book 

Updates on University and possible comic developments!

Hello everyone! Hope you’re all enjoying your days while I’m busy with university! Working on some comic book developments and apologise for the lack of updates due to university workload. Hope you all enjoy the characters and letting you know that there is now a store to buy some of my artwork on shirts, mugs, bags, prints etcetera . Check it out here at redbubble.com/people/doanillustrator.

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week 2: Chyrsanthemum Floater

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week 2: Berry Succulent

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Oceanic Bloom

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Updates on the picture book!

Hello lovelies! It’s nearing the end of senior year so plenty of things have been hectic within the past month, I’ve recently done a presentation for the True North Youth and pitched to publishers as part of the Salisbury Writers Festival! Currently waiting on replies and planning some marketing plans for the book,  however struggling under school sorry for the lack of updates! However I have some images to share of the concepts for “What If”

May happiness be with you all!

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One of the scenes with the girl~

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Many types of friends!

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Character designs

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Some progress sketches for the new book! 

Been super busy with my study these days but still sketching away when I can and am working on various projects for others, I’ll hope to be able to update them for you soon!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful day or evening and may your lives be blessed with colour and warmth!

Here are just some composition sketches for some scenes, various character designs and a full colour sample from medium testing!

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Full Colour medium test (watercolour and prisma pencil)

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Funny friend colour test

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Page 9-10 composition test

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Character design sketch

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Composition sketches

 

SACE Art Show Interview

Sorry it’s been a month since you’ve gotten any updates, life has been quite a hassle lately but you’ll be glad to know I’m beginning to get back on track after all my tests and assignments! For now here’s the video I partaken in for the SACE Art show.

This was from the Meet the Artist afternoon and have been very fortunate to partake in this afternoon. I hope everyone is having a lovely day today and may life bring you happiness!

This video is of me explaining the process I had taken to create my art piece for the show, it also looks at the motivation behind my work and the symbolism i incorporate into my artwork.

New children’s book drafting!

Just an update to let you all know that I’ve done my drafts for my picture book and these are only thumbnails as I don’t want to show the rest of the drafts. Currently working on redrafting as there’s lot of room for improvement!

Hope you like these updates and once there’s more character design and colour designing then I should be able to post more!

Feel free to email any inquiries about self-publishing or the children’s book making process!

The picture of the girl is finished!

Hello everybody! I’ve been having a rough week but it’s finally done! On my holiday’s I’ll continue finalising my draft for my picture book. The mockup has been finished but some key scenes need to be redone, can’t upload too many sneak peaks but the images I won’t use for the book I might upload so you can see the drafing process!

Have a wonderful night and a blessed weekend. Hope you enjoy the painting!

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Hello lovelys! How is your evening doing?

Currently working on a character rather than a landscape today, but landscapes will resume after this piece. Theres a bit more to her design than this but you’ll just have to wait till tomorrow! This are looking a bit busy so I apologise.

Have a wonderful day and may sunshine and rainbows enter your lives.

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