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How to illustrate a children's book : Part 3

Week four: The next decision was which part of the book I should illustrate, and I did these rough sketches of a scene where Eleanor slides down a giraffe's neck, has a bath with a sea lion, and looks out of the window of the apartment and watches swooping swallows.

I went with the double page spread with Eleanor and the sea lion.

I'm particularly pleased with the two vignettes on the left.

Eleanor - bath time with a sea lion

Week five and the cover. I went with the plain background, but afterwards thought that maybe the animals should have joined in - what do you think?

An alternative cover design

Pet Problems - the cover

When I had finished the course I took another look at the at the five pieces I submitted to the class gallery and changed some elements... you remember my first draft of Eleanor with her accessories in week one well she now looks like this:

The course was with Lilla Rogers at Make Art That Sells and I recommend it.

It's full of great information and Lilla and Zoë Tucker really know their stuff!

Make Art That Sells

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