Illustrating Clean Jimmy Sheen

June 20, 2016

Last week I released a children's book called Clean Jimmy Sheen, and a lot have people have been asking me about how I created the illustrations.  This book has been a passion project of mine for many, many years and the look of it has evolved quite a bit over that time.  I wrote it back when I was in college, and originally illustrated the book with very simple black and white ink drawings that looked like this: 


A few years ago, I began to re-imagine the book with more of a claymation aesthetic.


I ran out, bought a bunch of Roma Plastilina clay and armature wire, and set to work building 6 -12" models of my characters.



Once all the characters were sculpted, I posed and photographed them, colored them using Photoshop, and then composited in background images that I found on Creative Commons.


Here are a few "Before and After" shots for your viewing pleasure!



 The illustrations have come quite a long way, haven't they?


Hope you enjoy the book!


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