The following is by student Anne-Sophie Laugier who has recently sent in her final assignment for the Illustrating Children’s Book Diploma Course with tutor Maggy Roberts…
I chose to do the exercise digitally, because it was easier for me to play around, erase and redo the faces as much as I wanted to.
For the assignment, I used watercolor. I was very careful with the dimensions, the place of the text (that I tried to integrate seamlessly, paying attention to negative space) and to have nothing important in the gutter area.
I though a lot about it, on how to illustrate all this rich text while having a really strict (and rather small) space. I chose to go with 4 birds, each of them doing 1 thing describe in the text while showing the fact that the tortoise was really popular! To conclude, I wanted to say that I really enjoyed your course….
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