BY THE LIGHT OF THE Moon

Based on a text by Zoe Ingram, I created a series of designs to illustrate her children's story as an assignment for Illustrating Children's Picture Books, an online course run by Make Art That Sells double page spread was influenced by the time I spent teaching in Sri Lanka. I lived in a rural village close to shore with the jungle nestling close behind the school house. This illustration is evocative of the balmy evenings filled with animals calls and the smell of night blooming flowers. In the distance you can see a Poya Full Moon Festival procession

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Tiger sketches

Character development

Character sketches of Shelley the little Turtle who wants to find her way home

 Roughs for single age spread

Roughs for single age spread

 Ideas for Monkey characters

Ideas for Monkey characters

Early designs for Tiger and background

Early character ideas for Shelly experimenting with a rougher style