A few months ago, Oxford University Press got in touch asking if I would do a sample for a children's book - I gladly obliged! Above is what I did.
They really liked it and were keen to go ahead - unfortunately there was one concern. Schedule and my travel plans for early next year. So the job didn't go ahead. But it was still nice to be asked! And fingers crossed that wont be the last opportunity for me to illustrate a children's book. I'm in no rush :D
And at the end of the day, I now have a new piece of art for my portfolio and blog :) Here is a character sheet I started but never finished for the kid:
I also made a process image too for anyone who is interested:
And remember kids, the moral of the story. Sometimes you have to make choices in life... I had to choose between my dream of illustrating a childrens book and my dream of spending two months on an uncomfortable train travelling to the other side of the world.
There is more to life than work.