Children's Book Illustration: Cover Project

My assignment this week was to draw and design a book cover for an existing fairytale, and I chose Hansel and Gretel. I had forgotten how dark a story that is, but was also excited to try and draw something with a really strong mood. I also don't draw children a lot, so that was also a fun challenge.

6 comments:

Onneke said...

Really nice. I love the trees!

Martushka said...

The trees are really great they look like they would be cut out of paper

Kinnon said...

Thanks guys. Yeah, the trees were my starting point for the whole piece!

Avery said...

you're right - that is a really dark story. most kids' stories are, when you think about it.

i love how gretel looks like she's trying to egg hansel on. it was all her fault anyway, right?

Kinnon said...

In the story, Gretel was the instigator for most things, not least being the one to actually push the witch into the oven. So I thought that was appropriate.
Kids stories are totally dark, and stepmothers are more often than not the villains!

Cally Johnson-Isaacs said...

Hi Kinnon. I've just found your blog. I love this illustration!