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One action filled storyboard

Here’s a black and white storyboard rough for an early reader illustrated by Mary Sullivan, of Austin, Texas.

The book is Jog Frog Jog by Barbara Gregorich (re-issued by School Zone Publishing for their On Track Beginning Reading series for Grades K-1.)

Mary scanned her rough original pencil sketches, pulled them up in her computer’s Photoshop program — and went to work on them with the Photoshop brush tool and other crafty tricks she’s come up with to give her computer art a painterly look. 

The publishers eventually asked for style changes, so the full color published version looks different, but this draft is too fun to ignore.

Read all about Mary  on the next post.

Mary Sullivan’s storyboard

About The Author

Mark Mitchell

Award-winning children's book author-illustrator Mark G. Mitchell teaches classes in watercolor and children's book illustration at The Contemporary Austin Art School in Austin, Texas. He's the author of an online course, "Make Your Marks and Splashes: A Natural Approach to Children's Book Illustration."

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