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A Concert for the Moon

Follow the making off a picture book! Together with Pat Rubadeau, from Ann Arbor, I'm working on a story about a little town, a concert, and a thief.
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The Moon in a Hottub Art Print

The Moon in a Hottub

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The Moon in a Hottub Art Print by Pepijn de Jonge | Society6

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Here you see a board with three drawings in the back of the car. I've been working on them everywhere. In the car waiting for Sahar to finish work at the Opera company, in nature during walks. One day I was sitting painting them at the beatiful squares around the Mormon temple in Salt Lake City, when a 93 year old man stops to talk to me, pushed by his granddaughter i a wheelchair. He originally came from Eastern Europe and used to be a photographer. In his old slow manner he philosofised…

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The y may have very little contrast, but I will use Adobe Photoshop to adjust the contrast.

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The finished illustrations are put under the scanner.

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I like this one.

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Usually I put four drawings of two pairs on a board. This way I can work faster and change between pictures to make the work more challenging.

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All the fields are colored now for this one. It may need some highlighting or shade, but often I leave the illustration pretty transparent, then scan it and adjust hue and contrast with Photoshop.

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The flute player gets a yellow jacket.

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And some more color...

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Besides illustrations and drawings I also make paintings. I just came up with a title for the work you see in the right corner: 'Prehistoric Spraypaint.'

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