This is going to be an EPIC-ly huge post. An entire class worth.
(REMEMBER YOU CAN CLICK ON ALL IMAGES TO SEE THEM NICE AN' BIG! LIKE THESE LETTERS) ;o)
Ok, so, I've LOVED pop-up books forever and was SOOO stoked to finally get my chance to take pop-up books this winter. I plan on taking Pop-up II which technically isn't a class, but my buddy Alyx and I are obsessed and wont take no for an answer. It took me the whole 10 weeks to learn how to, experiment, and then finally make this puppy. I LOVE it. I hope you do too!
There's no story, just an Arabian theme.
first up: sketch and color study. These were VERY tentative as pop-ups change a lot during production by nature of the beast. Lots of engineering and trial and error, and error, and error. :o/
Then comes the white paper "dummy" book. This was my completed, to-scale, and working(!) dummy. I destroyed the evidence of my many failures. ;o)ooook. Time to ILLUSTRATE! What I did was scan in watercolor paintings of solid colors then put them together like cut paper, but digitally. I got to combine my love of paint, cut paper, and the efficiency of digital, all in one!
Here's some close-ups.
Now lastly, but most importantly, perhaps, is that a pop-up is not a proper, functional, pop-up unless it POPS! That means it looks good pop up, but it must also open and close, and often the most heart breaking part of making a pop-up is when it doesn't close. However, mine does!! YAY! completion :o)