NEW ART BOOK! CLICK HERE FOR PRE-ORDER
We are very excited to announce that Lee's art book has successfully funded on Kickstarter! We are still accepting pre-orders of the book here.
Here are some details:
Hi! I'm Lee White, thank you for helping bring a book of my artwork to life.
After illustrating more than 20 published children's books for the big guns in New York (including Penguin Putnam, Scholastic, Candlewick, and more), I wanted to share some of the work I do for myself, when I am not busy trying to keep my art directors happy : )
Over the past 5 years or so, I have put together quite a collection of images and thought it would be fun to share in a hardcover book. People always ask me about the inspiration behind my work so this seemed like a great place to share that with you.
The book will be called, “Illumination: The Art of Lee White.” The title comes from my most liked image ever, the fellow on a bicycle with a good bottle of wine and a little illumination from above. Here are the details:
• Illumination will be a hardcover coffee table book that showcases all my personal work over the past 5 years or so, when I first started painting in watercolor.
• Illumination will contain beautiful, high resolution images of the finished paintings, along with the stories behind the images, the preliminary sketches, and all sorts of other fun stuff.
• Illumination will be 8x10 inches and 124 pages long.
• Illumination will include lots of kitties!
One of the things I really wanted to do with this book is highlight the process of making the finished paintings. Many ugly sketches are explored and discarded along the way. I like sharing this process with people. It shows that there is a "building" phase that images go through. Hazy, rough ideas are cleaned up, polished, and finally painted as a finished piece. I wanted to invite you inside my studio to see how this all happens.
And I wanted to share who all these characters are in the paintings. What are they doing and where did they come from? This is the storytelling aspect of illustration that I love exploring in my work.
All the artwork is already made. The book is in the final design phases and will ship in March 2017 : )