A brilliant book is usually a product of a remarkable writer. I had the honor to work on a book just that. "Happy to be an Aspie" is about a schoolgirl who has Asperger Syndrome confronted with everyday problem due to her condition.
The girl is my Client's daughter, and she made the book to make people around them see her daughter in a different light and understand her better.
I am also challenged by this project because I know how important this book is to my client, Julia. But just like the main character I too conquered the tests with a pen and a tablet in hand (a sword would have been awesome but I am an artist not a dragon slayer).
She sent me several family photos I cartoonized for the characters in my book illustration. I also hand-picked colors to use on the pages making sure it will fascinate children.
The illustrations are defined using various thickness of outlines. The further items have thin lines and closer objects are set up with thick lines for emphasis. I also colored the outlines instead of using "just black" to create a softer feel.
Julia is already completing her second book, wait for an update from me about it.
Children’s storybooks rely on great visuals and intricate use of symbolism to captivate and to inspire. I may not be a doctor or a nurse like a character in my client’s book Ana Tomy, but you can say that I practically saved his life.
Unsatisfied with another illustrator’s work, he contacted me to create the illustrations for all of his 13 books. And like an ambulance, I came to the rescue. I sketched, and used colorful thick and thin line arts, balancing the colors with highlights and shadows. I fixed all the books’ illness of poor illustration, and everyone was happy. Visit Ana Tomy's hospital at www.mardyboys.com
Minecraft’s eight-book long series introduces children to the 8-bit protagonist named Alex, who has a larger than 8-bit personality. Take a sneak peek on the adventure within the book cover through my attractive front page illustrations.
With the goal of enticing children into purchasing the books, my art was based on each of the character’s personality and what the story would be about. The elements were carefully-chosen to maintain the veil of mystery and to keep the audience wanting more. My client was more than satisfied with the final output, and I’m glad. Also knowing that I contributed in his fulfillment as a publisher is a great accomplishment for me. See their books here.
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