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A little about my artwork: I interpret the words written on a page by telling the story behind the story working with pen and ink, watercolor and Photoshop, I fuse old techniques with modern ones to create a world that every drawing can speak to a child or grownups.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

How I breakdown a story from start to finish

     Finished Art                                Pen and Ink                                Sketch

"The Marshmallow Man"
by Rena Jones 

Well I finally decided to use some of the artwork from the picture book The Marshmallow Man.
The Marshmallow Man is a retelling of the “Gingerbread Boy/Man”. It was not an easy decision on what story to talk about.

I have been thinking about how I breakdown a story from start to finish, and what project would I use to help me show my thinking process.

I loved this story from the first read and I laughed myself silly coming up with all the wonderful new and old characters for this book.
I also have kept a lot of the sketches some bad some good but I think I can pull it altogether and give a good idea how I do it.
Wish me Luck!


  1. I loved the characters you came up with, Stephen. And I STILL laugh everytime I see that last page. SO funny!

  2. You do such a good job, Stephen, of getting into stories and into the characters. I enjoy all your work.


  3. Rena,
    The last page is just a reflection on how I perceived your wonderful words that made me laugh every time I read it.

    Vivian thank you,
    Allowing me creative freedom to come up with fun characters and trusting my judgment.


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