Is Debbie Tilley Available?

Is Debbie Tilley available?
On June 28, 1995, yes that was 15 years ago, my rep, Richard Salzman received a call from the art director at Gallaudet University Press. Is
Debbie Tilley available to do samples for an up coming project? We're going to be publishing a signing dictionary for children, needing
around 1000 illustrations.... and that's how it all started....

Fast forward 15 years:
On December 4, 2010, Richard, my rep received an email from the Editorial Director of Gallaudet University press, they were ready to get started
on the Children's Sign Language Dictionary! I think that is the longest lead time in freelance history! As it turned out, I had been illustrating children's picture
books nonstop for a long time. The thought of doing 1,000 individual drawings sounded so great to me, I couldn't wait to get started.......

Monday, February 7, 2011

Word: BOSS

The first step is doing sketches.  Usually I put 4 on a page and send them off in batches of 50.  When I have more than one idea, I'll just send it along.  In this case, with the word, Boss, they went with the straight forward one.  I kind of liked the other one, but I guess it doesn't really send out a good message.  It's funnier though.  Just noticed the lousy quality of these sketches.  It's a miracle Ivey could even pick one.

1 comment:

  1. Great image, Debbie. And nice to see the sketches that lead to the final drawing.