The book’s goal is to equip and empower parents to be more intentional with their time with their children. The goal for the project was to complete condensed, memorable/shareable illustrations on every other page in time for the book printing deadline.
- The content and amount of information for each illustration varied greatly, so creating a unified look and feel of the book depended heavily on the style.
- The book was smaller, being about 6x8 inches. Each illustration would need to fill a page appropriately and the text would need to be legible even though amount of text varied.
- At the time, I did not have capabilities to do the illustrations in a digital format. The pencil/ink/scan/digitize process took longer than a digital-only process might.
What I learned:
- The biggest takeaway for me was that I needed to have the tools to do projects like this digitally. I researched and purchased an iPad pro for future projects, which has been an asset and help to my workflow.
- Illustration style can be difficult to communicate. There is nothing wrong with asking a lot of questions, clarifying, and sending samples to ensure everyone is on the same page and the client gets what they need. It is better to ask questions than to assume. Looking back, I see where I made a few assumptions that could have been eliminated with a question.
- I loved this book project! I enjoyed determining an illustration that would fit well with the content, and then finally seeing it all paired together in a bound book was rewarding.
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