Anatomy of a book illustration

This is showing how I communicate my illustration ideas to my fantastic illustrator Mike Bastin.

Here is my rough sketch for the next pic I need. It will go in my third Heavy Metal Fairy Tale ‘The Glass Eye That Wasn’t’ and depicts Nestor the windowmaker  about to get eaten by a horde of monstrous vegetables in the Wizard’s garden from my first Heavy metal Fairy Tale!

Here is my original sketch:

My original sketch which I passed to my illustrator Mike Bastin for him to work up

My original sketch which I passed to my illustrator Mike Bastin for him to work up

And Here is Mike Bastins first draft of his interpretation of it.

Nestor + Veg, attack sketch by Illustrator Mike Bastin

 And here is his final inked version.

Vegetable attack illustration from Mike Bastin

Vegetable attack illustration from Mike Bastin

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