"Eyebrow" story illustrations
Hi, Here's my submission for your contest. I am a very experienced children's book illustrator and everything I do is totally original and drawn by hand. I only use digital tools for enhancement and colour correction. I have made comments on each file. Before illustrating the situations of a story I always work closely with the author to get the characterisation correct. In my submission I have given examples of this. In your story I think facial expressions are going to be very important and I have shown how I can achieve this. So many illustrators can illustrate one facial expression but in a book every page needs to show the characters behaving differently right to the end. My approach is fun, not sinister or serious. I have made up some situations but I'm sure you have lots more. I've separated the girls age-wise so they each have a personality as well. I have not used Photoshop because I do not like the smooth effect it produces. I hope you like my ideas.