Building on the Reaching For The Stars artwork (image below) featured in the previous blog post, I explored the character further.
I set myself the challenge of creating the same illustration from a top down perspective, with each of the animals in the correct order and corresponding position to the original illustration.
Here’s the resulting painting of the animal tower and young Jelena reaching for the stars, supported by the animals as snowflakes fall from the sky. Jelena believe her late mother to be amongst the stars; the animals assist her in her goal to reach closer to the stars.
In order develop the character further I created a page of illustrations of Jelena’s accessories.
I then thought about how she would move, painting different poses that she would move through in a children’s book story.
This work grew out of the Ski A-Z Book that I am working on. You can see this work at these links.
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I’m celebrating my work being published in a brand new book by an Extreme Skier in the United States. I was commissioned to create 24 bespoke illustrations for the book. It is wonderful to see my work in print. Illustrations by Kim for new book 30 Years in A White Haze by Dan Egan and Eric Wilbur #30yearsinawhitehaze
Avalanche, Zest and Zest illustrations for the Ski A-Z book
‘Joynal’ – a lovely book in which to note and track fun times, and joyful days.