I took an online children’s book course back in January (lasting for 5 weeks). The story I chose to illustrate was ‘The Great Adventure’ written by Zoe Tucker. The main character was Norman the red footed booby who gets lost in a storm and lands on unknown shores (Sussex). Ruby is a friendly girl he meets on the beach, who takes good care of him before he goes home.
These were the finished artworks of the 5 weeks; First developing the character Norman, expressions and poses, developing Ruby and then illustrating a page spread and the cover design. I had fun adding a secondary storyline to the text, by adding Patrick the mouse, the singing flowers, and dancing kippers to the page spread and the underwater scene on the front cover.
June 28, 2017