The last project we did in Illustration was a four-week assignment to illustrate both a book jacket and two-page spread for a children's book.
My heart leapt at the opportunity! I love getting the chance to illustrate and paint something whimsical, pretty, cute...you name it.
My instructor brought in a book to inspire us and I ended up liking the idea so much, that I chose to illustrate that book. The book's title? On the Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman. There isn't really a plot line or a main character, since it is a book meant for very young children. But it tells the child all of the special things that happened the night they were born. I almost wish I had that book when I was younger. The poetic imagery was fantastic, but the illustrations (a mix of what appeared to be digital, painted, photography, and collage...whew) needed some work.
I wouldn't say that my take is better, but what do you think?
jacket (cover, spine, back cover):
But all in all, I really enjoyed this assignment.