Following some time dedicated to drawing up some fuller stories based on my imagery, I decided to start experimenting with some cover ideas.
I have stuck with a basic cover which is quite boldly stating who the main characters are within the story…
whilst contrasting them with some lightly applied watercolours in the background.
I have merely used my own handwriting for the font on the cover. I wanted something quite bold, but not something that takes focus away from the image…
My final experiment, consisted of an idea for a series of stories, “The Holiday Series.” For this experiment, the format is slightly different, seeing me revert to my traditional style of working to create the colour for the background, whilst also dabbling with a digital font found on Photoshop…
I hope that 2018 brings more success for Tiger and Friends, whilst also ensuring that I remain inspired and creative. I hope to go to new places and visit attractions that will inspire my work.
I hope that 2018 is a wonderful year for you all and I shall hopefully be updating you on Tiger, very early on in the new year.
Many thanks for your support throughout 2017.
Happy new year to you all!
Having been delving back into the archives of not just my Tiger and Friends project, but all of my recent artwork in general, I was inspired to use a combination of old imagery, story ideas and inspiring papers to create a new idea for a story.
There have been many theories as to how Tiger came to be with his family. Perhaps Tiger was just bought in the pet shop, perhaps a stork delivered him to his particular family or perhaps Tiger set upon a long journey. I began to get a few of the ideas into my sketchbooks and I have a few examples here of my long journey version.
I could imagine Clancy and Brady, the children of the family, asking where Tiger came from. When it comes to children, we have to make stories as bright and colourful as possible, without focusing on the straight to the point stuff.
I have already begun to put the other ideas to paper, so please watch this space for How did Tiger get here? Part 2.
Until next time, take care!
It’s been a while, but after finally sending out all of the work that I could hope to send out to as many agents & publishers as possible, I have finally been able to get stuck into some new projects.
So far, in my new chapter of work, Tiger has been climbing trees, climbing buildings to get a better view and travelling the world. Tiger’s pigeon friend has also gone on to befriend a racing pigeon.
To start with, I thought I would introduce you all to a sample of Tiger’s worldly travels. Whereas previous stories have been based around the education of animals & looking after others, I have nicknamed this one the geography project, as I feel this will teach people (and me!) about various places in the world.
I look forward to presenting you all with a few more of my projects before I set about launching a new marketing project next year, in which I will attempt to get the attention of more agents & publishers.
Hope you all enjoy my new chapter of work!