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Something New

by Kathryn Carr August 10, 2016

Something New

Do you ever find yourself switching gears or drastically changing your routine or being made to get out of your comfort zone? Sometimes it is for the best and works out really well and other times it can be chalked up as a learning experience! That is what I felt I had to do for the illustrations for "Lizbeth Lou".

I felt that my black silhouettes would not resonate well with the story.  I realized I needed to present the illustrations in a totally new way.  So I decided to try setting up my paper cuts from white paper in a diorama, illuminate them and then take a photo.  I knew I had quite a learning curve ahead of me.  So I just thought I should take one step at a time and not worry that I was an amateur photographer or that this process was all new to me and that I would just have to figure things out as I went along.

 

I began experimenting with different brands and weights of paper.  Some I found to be too flimsy or too thick to cut through.  I found that Canson 90 lbs watercolor paper was perfect for what I was looking for.  

This was one of the first paper cuts I completed for the book. 

Kathryn Carr
Kathryn Carr



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