30 Rock Storytime – a picture book project
30 Rock Storytime – a 30 Rock picture book project When it comes to funny sitcoms with ridiculous characters and smart, witty writing, 30 Rock is near the top of my list of favorites. I started a personal portfolio project to see what jokes and characters from the show could be like if they were illustrated like a children’s book.
Children’s Picture Book Cover – Fergus the Friendly Fu Dog
Children’s Picture Book Cover As part of the Let’s Make Picture Books group, I developed this new picture book cover portfolio piece. Fergus the Friendly Fu Dog is fictional story about a fu dog and his human friend Maddie. Fu dogs, also known as guardian lions, are a Chinese symbol of protection – primarily seen in front of temples or places of importance. They are always seen in pairs – a male and female – and usually stone sculptures. Studying a little bit of their background helped me develop the relationships between characters and how I wanted to color and
Deep Sea Explorers Club Children’s Book Illustration
Deep Sea Explorers Club Children’s Book Illustration As part of the Let’s Make Picture Books group, I created this children’s book illustration piece for the Deep Sea Explorers club as they set out to explore the wreckage of the Titanic. The idea was to make creatures of the deep sea seem lovable and I wanted the scene to feel fun and colorful. I added the snack table to reinforce they regularly meet to explore different parts of the ocean. Study & Exploration Inhabitants of the deep ocean are, honestly, pretty terrifying! It was a challenge to present them in a
Children’s Picture Book Illustration
Picture Book Spread A spread from a fictional children’s picture book about two best friends that love to listen to music every day after school. Kyle’s dog Gus liked to do his best to sing along and the boys think it’s the funniest thing ever! From the initial sketch (below, left), I wanted to make the scene a little more dynamic. So, I changed the perspective and placed the scene inside a vignette. I also reworked the boys expression to show how funny they think it is that the dog’s howling along to the music. After the color version above,
Movie and TV handlettering illustrations
Movie and TV Hand-Lettered Illustrations I LOVE movies! And they inspire a lot of my movie and TV handlettering and illustration. I could sit down on a weekend and just watch movies if… you know I didn’t have other things to do! Some of my favorite movies of all time are (usually because I grew up with them – not necessarily because they are world-changing… maybe!) The Three Amigos, Star Wars, The Last Dragon and Shaun of the Dead.
The Clever Little Tailor Children’s Book Illustration
Children’s Book Illustration I created a faux cover of this German fairy tale, The Clever Little Tailor as an exercise in children’s book illustration. It’s a crazy tale of a smart young tailor who outwits a bear to win the hand of a princess. The project allowed me to explore some new textures and a fun hand-lettered treatment for the title.