I have been *super* busy as of late working on the upcoming Constellations game from Xtronaut, which means I have been rudely neglecting my own blog. However, I DID manage to find time to squeeze in a demo for a children's book for an author in my neighborhood.
Prince Peter Ponce is a children's book from author Maria Sundy. I had an opportunity to work with her ideas and pull together some illustrations for the project. It was a great experience as I grow my body of work and build a consistent portfolio for future clients.
There are a lot of steps that go into building a children's book; from outlining the basic structure of the book, providing sketches for layout and content, and adding color to really bring the pieces to life. While I have developed outlines for books of my own, Maria's story gave me the opportunity to approach the design with an end-client in mind.
I experimented with two different coloring techniques; a flat version and a shaded version. By providing to tiers of coloring levels, I can better manage my time when tackling a big project like an illustrated book. I know what level of detail to deliver, and the client knows exactly what to expect from me.