We love illustrating children’s books in all sorts of styles, from colourful digital vector illustration to hand-drawn watercolour effects. We are always looking for new challenges and trying to push ourselves to learn new techniques, so when a project comes along that requires us to do so, we’re always ready to take it on. Children’s book illustration often provides us with the reason to learn and perfect a new way of drawing, illustrating and designing. If you’re looking for children’s book illustration in a style that you haven’t seen before, we would absolutely love to hear about it.
The Mouse and The Snake author Alex Carter wanted a tactile, textural look to her book, and commissioned us to produce illustrations that portrayed this. It’s a beautiful picture book telling the story of a mouse and a snake who become unlikely friends and housemates. The Mouse and The Snake is groundbreaking for us, it’s the first full children’s book that we’ve illustrated entirely using Procreate with iPad pencil, to gain a traditional, hand-drawn effect from the work. We felt using these tools really brought more life into the illustration, giving a more real-life feel to them. We’re so happy with the result, and would love to work on more projects like this in the future.
If you’re looking for children’s book illustration with colourful images and a hand-drawn feel, we would love to hear from you.