Test Drawing for Children's Book
The brilliant Rosie Johnson has written a beautiful story about a little girl called Flo who escapes into a world of imagination (and the inside of a cardboard box) when real life gets a little too daunting.
This is a trial image for the illustration style for the book. I have used oil pastel crayons to allude to children's drawings and used brown paper to reference the box. The idea is that Flo is drawing her adventures onto the box and we are drawn into them with her. This image is at a moment when we're fully immersed in her fantasy - she is a commander of a space ship careering towards the moon.
More to follow...