I Can children's illustrations

Children's book illustrations

I Can (Children's communication charity) (Tender – CDS, 2009)

Original pencil sketch scanned, cleaned up and coloured in Photoshop

Brief: Characters for an activity book encouraging parents to practice talking with babies and toddlers.

The activities fall into five categories, so each is represented by an animal character. Each one performs the different activities listed in their section of the book, and on the accompanying activity cards. This means that as well as providing a friendly engaging presence to interact and 'play along' with, they also aid navigation and memory.

The characters are designed to appeal to children and parents alike, and so are obviously 'baby' animals. The illustration style is deliberately loose and sketchy with simple block colour shading, This is partly to appeal to the intended audience, but also allows scope for the style to be developed further if the client requires.