Children’s Book Illustration

Steadily getting accustomed to illustrating for children’s books :). Here’s a glimpse:

Just as a reminder, the illustrations I’ve been posting are client work which I’m permitted to show as portfolio pieces. I’m not writing these stories myself.

BearChaseStory
Final painting – Color and final detail painted digitally in Photoshop

As you can see, this story involves a bear chase and (in case you’re worried) has a happy ending.

Illustration Work

In short, I’m really excited about some children’s book illustration that I’ll be doing in the coming months :). Here’s a bit of personal work, a little owl character inspired by the stories in front of me, watercolor and ink:

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Atrium Project

I’ve been working on a fun freelance project, a concept painting for an atrium-style waiting room… not an architectural drawing, thank goodness, just an idea for an interior. The finished painting will be used in a business pitch.

Here are some ink, watercolor, and digital sketches,

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For now, just bouncing ideas back and forth with my client to establish the layout of the room. The main concern is that everything be almost completely covered in plants. Nearing the final painting soon. Stay tuned!

11th Doctor – Famous Faces

Two portraits of Matt Smith from Doctor Who. This is my fanart contribution to the bittersweet knowledge of his impending regeneration. Each is a 5″x7″ graphite drawing.

I worked on the first drawing for 3 nights in a row, got frustrated, and started making more furious and scribbly marks. I call it ‘raggedy-pencil’ style. I meant to add a fez to the second one, ah well. :-)

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Portfolio of Sydni Kruger