University project - Enter a children's book idea for the annual MacMillan Prize Competition.


This was the first project where I included photo textures. If I remember correctly, it was because I really didn't want to keep having to draw the grass over and over again. The intention was to just use them for the backgrounds, to create a 'handmade' style world, but I ended up using them to create characters as well. Not so much here, but certainly in subsequent projects.

(Below) Further story idea sketches.

The final two images show that the original 'monster' evolved into a 'cheese monster' - which seemed more appropriate ( it's all to do with dreams, you see ?! ) - and some re-worked ideas for the 'musical ice-creams'.

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