Week three of Lilla's Class was all about the children's book market. I was an artsy kid and a huge reader growing up. (Quentin Blake, who illustrated many of Roald Dahl's books was one of my favorite illustrators and Roald Dahl is still probably one of my favorite authors) Once I got to college I had no interest in pursuing children's book work. It just seemed like there were so many other exciting options... why stick to children's book.
Anyways, I was sort of dreading this assignment. Here's a link to the Snail and the Rose Tree, it's a pretty dark story. I decided that since I wasn't worried about creating an actual portfolio piece it would be a good opportunity to experiment with my technique.
I work so much on the computer now, that I rarely get to use watercolors, pencils and collage anymore. (and I really miss that!) I've been trying to find a way to incorporate these materials and textures into my digital work, but only tentatively. I made it my personal goal to do that this week and I'm feeling pretty excited about the results. No, its not perfect, but it's a first step in the right direction! I also had a BLAST with all the hand lettering!! I'd definitely like to do more hand lettered work.