Not a Scarecrows
By Alfonso Sánchez Calvo
If there is something we love in the world of illustration, it is having the opportunity to work on projects for children.
Creating illustrations that captivate the little ones and make them dream is one of the most rewarding tasks we can carry out as artists.
On this occasion, we want to share with you the development process of a series of illustrations for a children's book. From the initial idea to the final result, we invite you to discover the peculiarities of this project that has stolen our hearts.
First, the author of the book introduced us to the story he wanted to tell and gave us the opportunity to contribute our ideas for style and art direction. He showed us some examples of illustrations he liked, but left us free to create our own approach.
After several meetings and initial sketches, we settled on a palette of bright, saturated colors that would reflect the joy and energy of the story. We decided that the style would be very detailed and textured, with fantastic features and surprising details that would hold the reader's interest on every page.
Once the guidelines were established, we began working on the final sketches. We made several rounds of revisions and adjustments, making sure that each illustration told the story effectively and had the right balance of visual elements.
When the final sketches were approved, we began work on the final illustrations. We used a combination of traditional and digital techniques to create detailed and vivid images that conveyed the excitement and the sense of adventure of the story.
All in all, this project has been a wonderful and creative experience that has allowed us to explore new artistic approaches and apply our skills to tell a story in a unique and exciting way.
We hope that little readers will enjoy these illustrations as much as we enjoyed creating them.
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