Little Land Adventures - Characters & map

By heather at 4:09 pm on Friday, May 25, 2007

animals map storybook

I’ve just completed the final character illustrations & map for the The James Family’s “Little Land Adventures : Book 1″ and am quite excited by the results! I had the challenge of the book being printed in both B&W and colour, and thought I’d try a technique I developed while at Image Craft Inc., of scanning my finished graphite pencil illustrations and colouring them in Photoshop. It’s a different feel to watercolour & coloured pencil… as the soft pencil drawings give it a sketchy texture, and the tint of colour gives the illustrations a nostalgic colour palette and feeling.

animals map storybook

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May 26, 2007 @ 4:22 pm

[…] This illustration is part of Shilah James’ “Little Land Adventures” and is © Heather Castles. Filed under: illustrations — […]

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Comment by shilah james

June 22, 2007 @ 5:14 pm

Hi Heather this is wonderful…I just put ‘little land adventures in and there it was …your wonderful!!!

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Comment by Ama Ashton

June 28, 2007 @ 9:48 pm

These books look fantastic - when will they be published, they look just what my kids would love!

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Comment by Joy Grey

July 6, 2007 @ 1:15 pm

Wow - it’s so impressive! My daughter will love the characters and enjoy reading the exciting tales!

P.S. Damien, does it matter how the pig opens the candy bars? as I’m sure he’ll eat the wrappers as well.

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