C for Cory Letter Illustration - June 2022
This was nursery gift illustration I was commissioned for a couple of months ago, an animal themed C for Cory, featuring a crab, crocodile and caterpillar.
Initally I had sketched the caterpillar in a more realistic style but the client requested that I adjust it to reflect the iconic Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. This was one of my favourite books growing up and this turned into my favourite of the three animals in the final image.
The illustrations were created from an initial pencil sketch then built up using watercolours, pencils before inking in the detail using black fine liner.
Finished letter C illustration featuring caterpillar, crab and crocodile illustrations
Initial pencil sketch of the layout and the animals within the composition
Amended version of the caterpillar illustration and the initial colour wash of the letter C
Initial colour washes of the animals, gradually building in tone and detail with each wash
Finished illustration with the final black fine liner detail added to each animal and the recipient's name added below
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