The Progression of an Illustration: Part 3

The Boy and His Bear - rough sketch

Lastly, the final illustration is created when Jason adds color and James adds the first verse of the story. This illustration, and all subsequent pages, will be split into separate pages. These pages will be added to the final PDF, which is sent to the printer for proofs. Once the proofs are approved, the book is ready for print. Look for The Boy and His Bear this August in all major book stores.

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The Progression of an Illustration: Part 2

The Boy and His Bear - rough sketch

Next, you create the final line work. Here you can see the final line work Jason created from the rough sketches of the first two pages of The Boy and His Bear. Additionally, this illustration shows the guidelines used to ensure that the illustrations will be placed properly in the final book. 

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The Progression of an Illustration: Part 1

The Boy and His Bear - rough sketch

First, you start with the rough draft. Here you can see the rough draft that Jason created for the first two pages of The Boy and His Bear. It includes the main illustration to the right as well as a smaller illustration on the page that will contain the text.

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#1 - Top 10 Bear Movies

    In anticipation of the August 2012 release of The Boy and His Bear, by J.A. Potter, illustrated by Jason Rushton, JANES Works Publishing started this list of the Top Ten Bear Movies of All-Time. At #1 is the hilariousKung Fu Panda from Dreamworks.

     Enthusiastic, big and a little clumsy, Po works in his family’s noodle shop while daydreaming about becoming a Kung Fu master. His dreams soon become reality when he is unexpectedly chosen to join the world of Kung Fu and study alongside his idols-the legendary fighters Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey-under the leadership of their guru, Master Shifu. But before they know it, the vengeful and treacherous snow leopard Tai Lung is headed their way, and it’s up to Po to defend everyone from the oncoming threat. Can he turn his dreams of becoming a Kung Fu hero into reality? Po puts his heart and his girth into the task, and ultimately finds that his greatest weaknesses turn out to be his greatest strengths.

 

 

 

 

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#2 - Top 10 Bear Movies

    In anticipation of the July 2012 release of The Boy and His Bear, by James A. Potter, illustrated by Jason Rushton, JANES Works Publishing started this list of the Top Ten Bear Movies of All-Time. At #2 is the classic The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh from Walt Disney Pictures.

    Celebrate the never-ending friendship that has delighted generations, THE MANY ADVENTURES OF WINNIE THE POOH. Experience the magical tales that started the Pooh tradition, an extraordinary masterpiece of classic Disney artistry. Digitally restored and remastered, and packed with bonus features, this collectible edition is the perfect classic for the entire family to enjoy.

    Full of fun and heartwarming stories, this Academy Award®-winning animated classic (Best Cartoon Short Subject, 1968, WINNIE THE POOH AND THE BLUSTERY DAY) tells the tale of the first unforgettable meeting between Tigger and Pooh. Your family will laugh along when Pooh gets stuck in Rabbit’s house from eating too much honey, and enjoy the lovable characters’ flurry of hilarious activity on a windy day. These timeless adventures are brought to life through extraordinary Disney animation and engaging songs.

    "Three Cheers For ‘Winnie The Pooh’! … Exactly right — Wistful, Sprightly and Often Hilarious," raves The New York Times about the perfect first story for every child. Make sure your family has this beloved classic film in your collection so it can inspire the childlike imaginations of fans of all age

 

 

 

 

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#3 - Top 10 Bear Movies

    In anticipation of the July 2012 release of The Boy and His Bear, by James A. Potter, illustrated by Jason Rushton, JANES Works Publishing started a list of the Top Ten Bear Movies of All-Time. At #3 is the Disney version of Kipling’s The Jungle Book from Walt Disney Video.

     One of the most popular Disney films ever, THE JUNGLE BOOK is a song-filled celebration of friendship, fun, and adventure set in a lush and colorful world. Inspired by Rudyard Kipling’s “Mowgli” stories, Disney’s 19th animated masterpiece was the last animated feature that had Walt Disney’s personal touch. The jubilant adventure begins when Mowgli, a little boy raised by wolves, is urged by his friend Bagheera, a wise old panther, to seek safety in the man village. Feeling very much at home in the jungle, Mowgli resists and runs off. Much to Bagheera’s dismay, Mowgli meets a new friend with a happy-go-lucky philosophy of life — Baloo the Bear, a lovable “jungle bum.” Together, the three buddies find the journey back to civilization anything but civilized! They encounter a crazy orangutan, the hypnotic and sly snake Kaa, and the menacing Shere Khan! Fully restored for this 30th anniversary edition, this enduring classic swings with jazzy toe-tapping music, including the Academy Award(R)-nominated “The Bare Necessities,” and the freewheeling “I Wan’na Be Like You”! A thrilling story for all ages, THE JUNGLE BOOK is an absolute necessity for your video collection.

 

 

 

 

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#4 - Top 10 Bear Movies

    In anticipation of the July 2012 release of The Boy and His Bear, by James A. Potter, illustrated by Jason Rushton, JANES Works Publishing started this list of the Top Ten Bear Movies of All-Time. At #4 is Jellystone Park’s very own Yogi Bear from Warner Bros. Pictures.

     Everyone’s favorite pic-a-nic basket-stealing bear brings his meal-mooching ways to movies in this live-action/CG-animated adventure starring Dan Aykroyd as the voice of Jellystone Park’s famed troublemaker Yogi Bear and Justin Timberlake as the voice of Yogi’s faithful pal Boo Boo. Jellystone has been losing business, so conniving Mayor Brown has decided to shut it down and sell the land. Faced with the loss of his home, Yogi must prove he really is “smarter than the average bear” as he and Boo Boo join forces with Ranger Smith to find a way to save the park from closing forever. Anna Faris, Tom Cavanagh, TJ Miller and Andrew Daly co-star in this wonderful new incarnation of Hanna-Barbera’s classic cartoon.

 

 

 

 

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#5 - Top 10 Bear Movies

    In anticipation of the July 2012 release of The Boy and His Bear, by James A. Potter, illustrated by Jason Rushton, JANES Works Publishing started this list of the Top Ten Bear Movies of All-Time. At #5 is Brother Bear from Walt Disney Video.

     Brother Bear has a dramatic story—after he kills a bear, a young hunter named Kenai (voiced by Joaquin Phoenix, Gladiator) in prehistoric North America is turned into a bear himself and hunted by his own brother—but the animated movie’s tone is more earnest and warm than tragic, focusing on the unfolding relationship between Kenai and an orphaned bear cub named Koda (voiced by Jeremy Suarez). However, it’s often the comic supporting characters who prove the most popular, and a pair of moose voiced by Rick Moranis and Doug Thomas in their McKenzie brothers/Canadian dude mode (from SCTV and the movie Strange Brew) will win many fans. The hand-drawn animation is lush. Kids will also enjoy the mammoths, but no sabre-toothed tigers, unfortunately.

 

 

 

 

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#6 - Top 10 Bear Movies

    In anticipation of the July 2012 release of The Boy and His Bear, by James A. Potter, illustrated by Jason Rushton, JANES Works Publishing started this list of the Top Ten Bear Movies of All-Time. At #6 is The Country Bears from Walt Disney Home Entertainment.

     Based on the Disney theme park attraction Country Bear Jamboree, The Country Bears is the tale of one cub’s quest to discover his destiny. While a family’s love may be unconditional, Beary just doesn’t feel a sense of belonging within his family. With a push from his malcontent brother, Beary heads to Country Bear Hall, a place where “you can be different and still fit in.” Beary’s disillusionment upon finding the hall on the brink of demolition quickly turns to resolve as he realizes his purpose: to reunite the once famous Country Bears band and save the hall. The disparate lives of the ex-band members make the reunion highly implausible, but thanks to Beary’s influence, each member soon realizes the power of collective effort. In the process, Beary gets a boost to his self-esteem and discovers how important he is to his own family. This 88-minute presentation features great music and puppetry, a healthy dose of humor, and a wonderful message about diversity and collaborative effort.

 

 

 

 

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#7 - Top 10 Bear Movies

    In anticipation of the July 2012 release of The Boy and His Bear, by James A. Potter, illustrated by Jason Rushton, JANES Works Publishing started this list of the Top Ten Bear Movies of All-Time. At #7 is the family-favorite Grizzly Falls from Family Home Entertainment.

     Grizzly Falls is a gorgeous, hopelessly old-fashioned film that’s unlikely to attract the viewership it ought to—none of the characters is particularly witty or clever; special effects, save a few stunts with a bear, are nil; and the irony level is at an all-time low. In other words, prying the kids away from Pokémon to watch this movie may be a challenge, but it’s worth the effort.

     Daniel Clark plays Harry, a lad of around 8 who accompanies Tyrone (Bryan Brown), his thrill-seeking dad, on a mission to the Colorado Rockies, where he intends to be the first to capture a live grizzly. It’s the early 1900s, so the means by which Tyrone plans to snare the beast aren’t especially humane—at a saloon stop, he hires five tough guys, one with a team of hounds. Then the hunt begins.

     The hounds’ punishing master quickly emerges as a villain; when he and two dogs are mauled by the grizzly, he exacts revenge by caging the bear’s cubs. She, in classic righteous-mother mode, retaliates by dragging Harry into the woods. What follows is a desperate chase through beautiful countryside by tireless Tyrone and the blossoming of an impossible boy-bear friendship. Mizzy, as Harry comes to call the bear, protects him from dangers of the wild while leading the boy to her caged cubs, who are traveling east with the ornery houndskeeper. There’s a showdown when the animal family is reunited, but Harry and Tyrone extinguish a series of confrontations handily, then move on to cement their own iffy relationship. The surplus of action scenes in this PG-rated movie will wow kids 8 and up, and only jaded viewers will summon the callousness to crack wise about its unapologetic portrayal of blind loyalty and courage at all costs.

 

 

 

 

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