These illustrations are from my first children’s book “Hermie the Crab Needs a Home.” I was asked to illustrate 16 pages including the cover. It was given to me by a company called Wireless Generation, Inc.
A somewhat newer company that specializes in educational material.
I had a lot of fun working on this book. It had a lot of new challenges, artistically and physically. That being said, I love new challenges.
With this book, I did not use any photography in texturing the characters or in the background. I find that it is too much of a disconnect visually. That meant that I had to figure out how to create different techniques of creating textures.
I made most if not all of them by creating custom Photoshop brushes. I am really happy with how all of the illustrations turned out. I hope you all do too.