I have been working on a picture book submission – three picture books in fact! Can't say too much just yet, as it is all a bit hush, hush still. However I think I can share some of the illustrations created for the submission.
All three books are aimed at pre-school children and I got the idea from my many story time sessions at local nurseries. When you have a room of around twenty five, three to four year old toddlers to control, you have to find fun and playful ways to do it or chaos ensues! A game I play with them that works really well I suddenly realised may work as a picture book. A sort of eureka moment.
I decided to use the same style I recently used for my iPAD skin design for the agency's competition – a mixture of nib pen and ink, and watercolours. I had so much fun creating the dragon illustration I just thought that it would be great to develop the style a bit.
Anyway, here are the results – wish me luck!
Here's my inspiration for the style of the artwork...
Here's one of the illustrations