You're Thinking About Tomatoes

By Michael Rosen and Cole Henley

A graphic novel adaptation of the fan favourite story!

Thursday, 18 March 2021

Step 2: World Building

Step 2: World Building

Before we start any work drawing our story we need to set the tone. This is important as this helps us break our characters and settings down into recognisable shapes for use throughout the story.

This involves a fair amount of research - it may seem surprising to some of you but I have rarely drawn talking monkey statuettes or ornate, lead dolphins before!

There are some great, rich characters in the story so it is important to do them justice! For each character, I’ve worked on a series of sketches to try and get the character’s personality down to simple lines!

Next week we will be taking you through Step 3: Pencils

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Marcus Butcher
 Marcus Butcher says:

Thank you, I'm enjoying the regular updates!

posted 18th March 2021

Michael Rosen
 Michael Rosen says:

After the book comes out, maybe Cole could turn tweets like yours into a graphic novel too...

posted 18th March 2021

Judy Stewart
 Judy Stewart says:

Zachary aged 3, Theo aged 6 and Judy aged 75 are intrigued by this process and look forward very much to what is to come. Thank you for letting us be ‘involved’. That means much.

posted 18th March 2021

Michael Rosen
 Michael Rosen says:

Hi Zachary, hi Theo, hi Judy. I'm intrigued too! Can't wait to see the final book! Best wishes, Michael

posted 18th March 2021

Janet Morson
 Janet Morson says:

As an artist, I didn't progress beyond stick men ;-) Your updates are therefore fascinating and gobsmacking. Thank you for sharing.

posted 18th March 2021

Brighton Troetschel
 Brighton Troetschel says:

I love seeing these updates. Thanks for keeping us informed along the way. Makes the wait easier!

posted 18th March 2021

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