Hope everyone's weekend didn't whoooooosh by like mine. I don't know where the time goes lately. I know I was working on this book dummy but I guess it doesn't show too much this week. I'm actually nearing the end with this project and hopefully you can bear with me a couple of more weeks until I'm done. I have been going over it and over it and just basically fine tuning some of the sketches and adjusting the text so it reads better. I changed dead Grandpa's expression to look more perplexed in his picture frame above the bed where Granny thinks Red is at the door but it's actually the nasty Mr.Wolf! I also made this illo taller and added the canopy and ceiling above the bed so it would look better next to the previous page. I will be placing the wilted flowers with "Snowy" in the center as a one of the vignettes reflecting the doom approaching Red and the granny . And the last adjustment was on pages 23/24 at the bottom where I placed the text all by itself and made the illo a 3/4 doublespread layout. Before I had the text within the trees and it didn't really match the rest of the book with all the text on it's own.
Vignettes of flowers go from pretty in full bloom to wilted as the book progresses to reflect the doom approaching red and granny. At the end of course they are in full bloom again after rescue by courageous huntsman.
Close up on "After". Dead Grandpa is quite concerned about his widowed wife letting Mr. Wolf in!!