Kasia Gudacz emailed to ask if we would add her entry to the illustrate-it competition. We were more than happy to! Kasia has written about her entry below and we wish her the best of luck in the competition. If any of our other students are entering, drop us a line and let us know!
I am currently studying Illustrating Children’s Book course and I have entered a competition for children’s book illustrators. It has been organised by the book author and the main prize is to illustrate his book, which would simply be my dream!
The illustration has been hand-painted with gouache paint and finished with black line. I chose this kind of paint as I love playing with bright, bold colours! I also thought this would be suitable for the target audience (3-7 year olds). In order to engage children and their parents, I chose simplicity, lots of colour and detail, and facial expression of the main character, Stanley. Having followed the brief, I have also included the orange Lucky Book in each picture.
In the first instance all entries go to an online public vote, and then the judging panel will choose the winner from 3 finalists with the highest number of votes. That’s why, if you like my illustration, I would be really grateful for your vote! Every single vote counts!
It takes about 1 minute, all you have to do it to go to this link http://www.illustrateit.
Thank you very much for your help.
Illustrating Children’s Books