Drawn Together: A Peek at the Process

h1 June 28th, 2018 by jules



“… we see each other for the first time.”
— Early sketches and final art from Drawn Together
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Here today at 7-Imp are some early sketches, cover designs, and final art from Minh Lê’s Drawn Together (Disney-Hyperion, June 2018), illustrated by Dan Santat. Last week at Kirkus, I chatted here with the two of them about this book.

Enjoy!



 

Preliminary Images:


 


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Reference images
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Cover Sketches:


 



 



 



 


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Final cover


 

Some Final Art:


 


“Right when I gave up on talking,
my grandfather surprised me by revealing a world beyond words. …”

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“… and we build a new world that even words can’t describe.”
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“… comes ROARING BACK.”
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“Because I know that together …”
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“… SPEECHLESS.”
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DRAWN TOGETHER. Text copyright © 2018 by Minh Lê. Illustrations copyright © 2018 by Dan Santat. Published by Disney-Hyperion, Los Angeles. All images here reproduced by permission of Dan Santat.





3 comments to “Drawn Together: A Peek at the Process”

  1. Wow. Just wow. I cannot hear enough good said about this book. Just now, when more than ever we need clues about how to hear each other when some of us speak different languages, this book is just… such a work of heart, literally.


  2. My heart just fills up so full when I see how these illustrations came together! Love this book, and love you for sharing the process behind it!


  3. Sold! If I had any doubts before about whether I’d buy this book, I don’t anymore. 🙂 What an incredible collaboration and amazing illustrations…a perfect combination of heart and art!


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