Sunday, 15 February 2015

Nightmares are REAL! 48 Hour Book Design Challenge

One Saturday night, I had an idea for a children's book:
Nightmares Are REAL!
Since it was a Bank Holiday, I thought it might be fun to just plow through the whole project while the idea was fresh. Using one of my preferred techniques - super scribbly ink lines, with a grey overlaid ink wash.  I wanted to portray the dark world of lying awake at night as a child, with extreme angles and a lot of shadow.

Starting with the text, I made a simple storyboard of the pages, then pencil drawings, and inking on top of those. As I can't resist the idea of scribbly monster eyes on pillows and rugs, I've also popped the designs onto Society6.  By Monday morning, it was ready.

Available as prints and gifts.
Find the book on Amazon.

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