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.