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The Challenge:

The story of this children's book project was aimed at educating elementary readers about basic anatomy and physiology at an early age to help them understand common symptoms. I was asked to do the character design for the main two characters Karen and Kevin. The client also gave me very short descriptions of some single scenes of the story. The client needed those single-scene illustrations to discuss his proposal with publishers.


My Approach:

I designed the main two characters in two different styles so the client can explore style possibilities. The client decided to go with less stylized characters with more realistic proportions. 


The description the client provided:

"Children’s birthday party.  Hats, balloons, and b’day cake on the table with one slice missing. A chunky friend in the background with cheeks full of cake"


The description the client provided:

"Playground at school.  Kevin racing, sweating to push merry-go-round as Karen rides excitedly"


The description the client provided:

"Kevin and Karen in the elevator, crowd ‘ghosted’ in the background of the elevator car.  Karen sneezing.  Kevin holding up Kleenex"

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