Illustrating a children's story is a joy and a learning experience for me, the process of developing the visuals from character, concept layout to finished artwork creates opportunities to develop my existing techniques or learn new ones. This process I hope ultimately rewards the reader and fully realises the author, publishers and my own vision.
I think its very important not to get to caught up in my own style and allow flexibility in my approach as openness and the wiliness to try new ideas can also refresh what you can do as an artist.
Below is a little example, this illustration was created to primary focus on the characters on board the pirate ship, giving space to each personality. The children's book artwork was rendered in pencil, I played around with layers adding paper textures to give a watercolour style texture to the colour.
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