I sketched some tropical plants and trees
in Birmingham botanical garden, in order to be familiar with the rain forest
environment for my illustration design. The painting tools I have used are
color pencils and mark pens.
got some inspirations by watching Henri Rousseau‘s art works. His unique genre could
give audience a deep impression and the detailed descriptions of rain forest
environment will attract the readers to get more information from his pictures.
Here I offered a range of visual outcomes of my frog character design, which is for the age group from 4 to 7 year-old children.
The reason why I created the frog character being big head and big eyes is in order to make sure the character
looks cute and let the young audience want to hug it. The
following are the examples of character turnarounds, character action pose and
facial expressions in different situation. I set up as much of these concepts
as possible, in order to be familiar with my character and ensure that every
concepts looks like the same character.
I’m exploring mixed media could be used in illustration. There are the first
time visual concepts of my project. I tried to combine the traditional mono print
with digital tablet as well as collage in my recent works. Even though I’m not very
satisfied about the outcomes, it is really a great approach to set up the
creative thinking strategies in this process.