Thursday, November 12, 2009

Fairy Tales

Pulled from the Humblearts archives. 
Hmm, I may have to work on some more lettering, that was fun stuff.
Run jack run!

Need to work on your porfolio?
Take 3 classic fairy tales and illustrate 3 scenes from each one to tell the story:
1. Illustrate one for the board book market - simple shapes, bright colors, easy to read.  Here is a tip, the character size doesn't change in a board book. 
2. Illustrate one for the picture book market, which is usually 3-6 years old.  Only put a twist on the fairy tale, mix it up, place the story in an unlikely setting, etc.
3. Illustrate one in an early chapter book style - black and white, for 1st-3rd grade.  Bonus points if you create a mock-up cover for the fairy tale chapter book.


  1. Thanks Heather, by the way, I really like all your work! The illustration above is powerful!

  2. Ooh! I like these tips! I'll pass them on to my illo group next month. :)