Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Childrens book WIP

I noticed that I only have pieces that are close to finished or done on here, so I wanted to put up the work I am doing for my children's book class. The basic idea of the story is a boy who goes out to watch clouds. The clouds play a game with him, wanting him to guess what they are. The big idea or moral I was going for was not to forget the beauty in nature, something pretty important for kids now a days I think.
So far I am working with getting the character, Aiden, to be really child-like and fun. I took influence from characters from Calvin and hobbes, Winnie the Pooh, and a children's book I just found called Hug A Bug which is illustrated by Dan Andreasen. You can take a look at some of the illustrations from that book here, http:www.harpercollins.com/books/9780060518325/Hug_a_Bug/index.aspx.  
What I put up here is some of the character studies for Aiden and his stuffed animal. I want to keep on working with his face to make him look younger but I think it's pretty obvious for everyone who knows me, who he's based on, it's a little me. The other page is the first 8 spreads and one of the clouds.

1 comments:

Da said...

Yeah, it could be you at around 3 or 4. Although you should be standing knee deep in water and the elephant should be a lamb. It's neat seeing your work in progress.