I’ve lucked into a magical palette. Creatures just keep showing up! This one is children’s illustration-ish. I’ve pushed the PS vibrance up a little and smudged here and there.
Posts tagged ‘children’s book illustration’
I plowed through my emails yesterday to find a very welcome notification from The SVA Curation Team on the Behance Network, informing me that my kid’s illustration portfolio is featured.
Proud to be an alumna, and I’m thrilled:) Here’s a link if you’d like to view the work.
Do book cover illustrations influence the way you envision a character before you read a book? Does an actor cast as the character from your favorite book embody your idea of the character in a film?
My niece and I recently discussed these questions. We decided that we try not to allow an illustrator or casting director to change our vision of our favorite literary characters. So, as an illustrator, I’m turning the tables and presenting Katniss, the main character from The Hunger Games, the way I see her.
Dianne, my wonderful niece, who turns twelve years old today, may not share my vision, but I can’t wait to find out what she thinks. Dianne, this post is in honor of your birthday. You inspired it. Please think of it as a kind of a “post (Birthday) card”. Let me know if my illustration looks at all like your vision of Katniss. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
*Check out Wikimedia Commons to view how others see Katniss
There is a story behind this painting. I posted this piece first on my Illustration Friday page for the topic mysterious, but I its first obligation is to serve as an illustration for a story floating around in my head. This story will convert itself into text after I have a few more illustrations worked out. This is the second piece. I’ve a third in the works. You’ll see that one soon too. When this story fully unveils itself to me, I will reveal it to you too. Stay tuned.