Posts by David Huyck

David Huyck
David is a picture book maker, cartoonist, animator and designer. Raised on a steady diet of Muppets, cartoons, comic strips and piles and piles of books to read — along with a lot of "time to go outside, David!" — he has spent his entire life preparing for this role. His previous online exploits include regular contributions to the now-retired Drawn! illustration blog. David always has a pocketful of granola bars to keep his ravenous children at bay, and a pencil at the ready to capture the aftermath. You can find his books at your favorite bookstore, or you can find him working on his next project in his Minnesota-based studio.
The finished dummy! How to make Picture Book Dummy on Bluprint!

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How to Make a Picture Book Dummy, for Dummies

Holding that tidy, finished book in your hands disguises all the hard work that went into the making of it. Even after decades of studying the process of illustrating picture books, I didn't truly understand the process until I was hired to illustrate my first book. Hopefully, I can give you a peek into how a picture book can be made. Here are the steps to follow for successfully making a picture book dummy.

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