i have been commissioned to illustrate a children's book.
the story is really great and the wording struck a chord with me instantly.  this is definitely one project that i feel blessed to work on.
the author has requested that i limit the art i show until the book has hit the shelves.

below is a mockup of a page spread.
background design/ typography
character design
the characters were by far, the toughest part.  the guidelines for each character were pretty basic, e.g. the character below was to be "a leg with a top-hat. maybe a giant hand, whiskers and a monocle".. 
every time i drew this character, he looked like a slug. the children wouldn't warm to it whatsoever... but i feel like he turned out pretty well.
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