Sunday, June 23, 2013

children's book cover

It's week three of the course and we had to illustrate a children's book cover for Hans Christian Andersen's, 'The Snail and The Rose Tree'. A rather odd tale written in 1872 about a particularly grumpy snail and you guessed it, a rose tree. The very crude rough below was my first idea before we got to read the story and then it just didn't suit. I've gone for a vintage vibe. I'm sure it's inspiration from osmosis -reading vintage kids books to my 3 year old every day.

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2 comments:

Ben Sanders - Illustrator said...

Brilliant! Love the vintage blue and grumpy snail! Lovely type too...

neryl said...

Thanks Ben! It was based on a real fable and the snail was a grumpy ass.