An opportunity for one of our Children’s Illustration Students….
In summary, my eldest daughter – herself only 12 – has written a series of short rhyming stories ostensibly to entertain her younger sister and cousins. These stories are genuinely entertaining – I am not an over-indulgent parent!- and feature as their main characters 3 sibling monkeys.
The aim of the stories is to entertain but also each contains a deeper message around appropriate behaviour in common domestic situations – entertaining and educational.
We would like to enhance the experience for the reader by adding illustrations to bring alive both character and scene. There are 5 stories in her collection and each one contains between four and six distinct scenes that would require illustration.
I am interested to hear from any student that would like the challenge of brigning the characters to life (my daughter has a view of how she wants her characters to look) and in so doing create a compelling visual accompaniment to her text. I envisage we would provide a brief to interested parties for them to create a single illustration from which we would select a winning example and commission the artist – for a fee – to complete the series.
My hope is that this opportunity would appeal particularly to students engaged on your children’s book illustration course but I am happy to hear from anyone at the college.
We live in the North West of England but the geography is not an insurmountable issue and electronic communications are a great help of course.
My private e-mail address is email@example.com through which I am happy to discuss the opportunity or answer further questions.