What a fun underwater world! I made this illustration as part of a pitch for a children’s book publisher in search of a new illustrator for their books (they requested the pitched illustrations to be ‘adventurous’). I made the drawing in ink on paper first and continued on Photoshop after scanning it. I quite like the use of dry media brushed in Photoshop, it gives a more textured look.
I made this illustration in watercolor paint and gauche, after watching the documentary JANE on Netflix. It’s a beautiful film about the inspiring life and career of Jane Goodall and all the work she did with chimpansees in the jungle of Tanzania. Later on, I used the illustration to pitch to a children’s book published in search of a new illustrator for their books. Since their theme was ‘adventure’ I found this painting quite fitting!