I’ve been posting some of the artwork that I’ve been doing for the BC Summer Reading Club these past few weeks, but it’s now my work on the project is officially official.
So far, I’ve mostly been designing the look and feel of the characters that we are going to use for the material. Here’s the final versions of them—as you can see, we decided to go with a more “sketchy” look for the style of artwork:
Our pilot, the flying squirrel:
Our navigator, the travel bug:
Our engineer: the polar bear:
I’ve also been working on the designs for the “portal passport”. My first attempt was a bit flat . . .
So the team at the BC Library asked me to “up” the gadget factor, which I did:
It’s by means of this book that the characters will take their travels. (The theme of the 2016 reading club is “Book a trip”.) I’m not sure if we’re going to use them, but I’ve sketched some (mis)adventures that the crew has in various locations around the world.