Sunday, October 27, 2013

Make Art That Sells (MATS) Week 3 - Children's Books

This week in my Make Art That Sells class we were working on children's books.  Our assignment was to design a cover or spread to the Russian folktale The Language of the Birds.  I decided to adapt the story for a New Zealand audience and have the birds in the story be kiwi birds.

This was the sketch I started with.

I quickly decided that the outfits I had planned for the birds did not match the aesthetic of the Maori inspired blanket nest.

I decided to add a border to the piece as well.

The finished illustration

If I were to do this again I would do it in a more stylized manner.  For next week's assignment I am going to push myself to work less realistic.

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