Shaping my new brand for kids

I love and enjoy creating illustrations for kids. So, I am preparing the launch of a new brand.
Last months, I have been imaging a new world of animals, monsters and magic, which are ready to be shaped in new products.
This project will be easier to evaluate using channels like Etsy and fulfillment companies like Printaura
Still there is a lot to be done, but it is time to make many kids happy with my ideas.
For the moment, I reveal my cute racoon, which will be part of the kids room decoration kit. Do you like it?

How I enjoyed drawing human-animals

During last months, I have been drawing only animals. Not common ones, but animals behaving like humans. And it is so much fun. I love it! What could be funnier than a ostrich playing a saxophone?

I have enjoyed like a kid. The fact is that I don’t remember drawing animals since school.

It is my second time illustrating a book about Fallas, a regional fest in Valencia (Spain). We wanted to do something different and funny, so we found hilarious to illustrate the book with human-animals. Animals taking part in all the events of this fest.
The result was amazing and people loved it!

The illustrations were created using Adobe Illustrator and were filled up with Adobe Photoshop like I show in my previous post.

To illustrate a book with coherence, you have to create your own color palette.
To make it, as always, I used some Pantone colors. I always read news from my lovely Pantone to know which colors are trendy and I use them in my designs.

You can choose one or two colors and then create your own palette with this Adobe tool:

Create your own palette

I have enjoyed a lot and have improved my skills drawing animals. So I recommend all of you to draw animals behaving like humans! You will enjoy for sure! I promise 🙂

You can find more illustrations from this book here.

 

Character Design. Part 1 – Carolina

I’m working in a kids book and it takes me a lot of time but I have to say it’s being fun and I’m learning a lot. I’m learning from kids but also, I’m learning a little bit more of drawing and I’m refreshing my technique.

First of all, I want to introduce you to Carolina. She’s the main character. Designing characters is for me the funniest part of working on a book. I love to draw all the skills, feelings, actitudes and thoughts that I have wrote first to construct then a character.

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Carolina is a different girl in her school. She doesn’t like the same things that her friends use to love. She doesn’t like dolls and also, she doesn’t like pink. Carolina doesn’t understand why pink has to be a girls color. And another important thing, she never care about her hair or her appearance in general. She thinks there are much more important things than that.

I had to represent all this things just drawing so I decided to design a little bit unkempt character to show she doesn’t care about her appearance. A girl who’s wearing a t-shirt with a pirate-bear and of course, a happy face to show she is really happy with all that.
The book’s name will be “I’m a girl and I don’t like pink” and it will be also available in spanish “Soy niña y no me gusta el rosa“.