eBook Illustration – Where are the Dinos?

Updated: May 14, 2020

Children's ebook illustration.



Illustrating a children’s ebook is no small task. It takes lots of planning, an endless amount of sketches, roughs, layouts, revisions and many late nights at the drawing board. The amount of work that goes into producing just one book is staggering. It is truly a labor of love. Surrounding yourself with good people always makes things a little better. I’d like to give special thanks to my good friends. Artist - Richard Carbajal, author - Julia Dweck and all the kind folks at Kite Reader for making this look easy (trust me when I tell you it’s much harder than it looks). Here is just a small part of what we do…

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Start with a rough sketch. How rough is rough? Just enough to get the idea down on paper.


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Once I have the idea down on paper it’s time to tighten up the sketch.


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Every piece is reviewed several times before it goes to publishing.


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The final art with type in position.


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