A friend of mine has been working on a series of childrens books. They are design to teach kids about body image and how to deal with being different. I created a few sketches for her. These pictures are for a story about a girl who is really tall for her age and the advantages/disdvantages that go along with that. It's a great idea and I hope the books find their way to a willing publisher.
As the main focus of this particular book was geared towards young girls, I was trying for a softer, almost watercolor-type pallette. By leaving the background with more subddued tones and adding splashes of color I hoped to draw the viewers attention to the main subject of each sketch. It's all pen work and colored in Photoshop.