Tina Times twenty….
July 10, 2011
As a former teacher, I know you are not supposed to have a favorite student, but sometimes you do. Tina Times is mine.
I am really picky about representing her just right. When I hired an illustrator last year I was picky about all of the characters, their height, age, clothes, ethnicity and hairstyle needed to be just right, just how I imagined. How I specified. I am sure I was a pain for the illustrator, but it was my vision, right?
This need to represent Arithmetic Village characters a very specific way is the main reason I choose to illustrate this version myself.
(There had to be a good reason as the only thing that qualifies me to be an illustrator, is that I am pretty good at Pictionary.)
The illustration course I took helped a bit, and the books will have a whole new style, but the characters will barely be different. The layout will not be very different. Both of these things, the layout and the characters were copyrighted years before I took the product to market.
During that time, lots of people have sent me their versions. Here are some for your enjoyment.
Now I’m off to work…:)