The Neighborhood’s Night – Page 9

Here’s the 7th illustration for the book project I just finished for Learning A-Z. Page 9 of The Neighborhood’s Night by Juliana Catherine.

Here Leena’s family is getting settled a bit when a family they’re friends with shows up. The woman, Saanvi, is wearing a sari because I’ve seen Indian women in my neighborhood wear these, but I’ve never actually drawn one. So, when the client said they wanted me to make her Indian, I decided to go ahead and give her this traditional outfit while I was at it. It was fun to draw. I kept the decorative pattern really simple, though, because I didn’t want her clothes to have way more detail than the clothes of the other characters in the story so that it looked inconsistent. I do hope I drew it right.

It just occurred to me that I don’t think I drew anyone with glasses on in this story. I should have done that. Oh well. Mental note to self to put some glasses in the drawings for my next project, if possible.

An illustration for page 9 of The Neighborhood's Night by Juliana Catherine.  Leena's family is just starting to get settled on the cots in the gym when a family they're friends with walks in.

Safety Book – Interior Image – Page 14

Here’s an image for page 14 of a safety-themed coloring book commissioned by Positive Promotions.  This page covers bullying.  A boy is picking up his books, presumably after some bullies knocked them onto the floor.  Probably the same boys that are smirking at him from the other side of the room.  But, luckily for him, a friend has stopped to help him pick up his books.  Isn’t that nice?

 

Safety Book - Interior Page 14

Safety Book – Interior Image – Page 11

Here’s an image for page 11 of a safety-themed coloring book commissioned by Positive Promotions.  Why is it so much fun to draw children behaving badly?  In this case, we have a girl (accidentally) kicking a boy that walked too close to the swings, a boy pushing in front of the line, and two boys horsing around and playing too rough.

 

Safety Book - Interior Page 11

Safety Book – Interior Image – Page 1

Here’s an image for page one of a safety-themed coloring book commissioned by Positive Promotions.  A bunch of kids playing safely in their front yards.  I tried to include a couple of kids playing street hockey because my youngest is a hockey girl, but they didn’t want to encourage kids playing in the street.  😦  Oh well.  So long as the client’s happy.  🙂

Safety Book - Interior Page 1

Recycling Book – Page 9

Here’s an image that appears on page 9 of a coloring book about recycling commissioned by Positive Promotions for Earth Day.  Since this whole project was a rush job, I don’t think I got the characters quite as consistent as I usually do.  I think the boy on the left side’s head needs to be larger in comparison to his body.  Oh, well.  I’ll try to do better in the future.   🙂

Boys tossing soda cans in a recycling bin.

Recycling Book – Page 7

Here’s an image that appears on page 7 of a coloring book about recycling commissioned by Positive Promotions for Earth Day.  I don’t think I quite hit the character consistency as well as I could have on the girl on the left.  Her cheeks really should have been a little rounder.  Casualty of this being a rush job.  But I really like how the overall scene with the tree and the swing and such turned out.

Four children in a tree