Bethan Woollvin : Little Red

Children's Books

Image Type: multiple

Usage: A children's book published by Two Hoots in 2016.

Process: These illustrations were roughly sketched in pencil and then painted in gouache. Finally they were scanned and digitally retouched in photoshop.

Materials: I used Caran D'ache gouache paints in these illustrations as they are highly pigmented.

Formats: To begin with, I created rough thumbnail sketches in my sketchbook which developed into my final artwork. When I was happy with these compositions, I moved onto large A2 paper and sketched out each composition lightly. I then mostly freehand painted the illustrations with paintbrushes of varying sizes  to get that rough, dry brush look on the edges of the illustrations. I paint the gouache on quite thickly as I like the artwork to look flat and bold, so it almost has a screen printed look. 

Brief Requirements: I initially created Little Red for a 6 week book project set by my course tutor. 

Key Brief Ideas: My idea was to produce an engaging, contemporary retelling of Little Red Riding hood, more specifically to address the the outdated 'man saves woman' theme of the original. With this in mind I wanted to illustrate an androgynous protagonist, one who would be a relatable role model to all children. 

College: Cambridge School of Art

Commissioned For: Two Hoots

Commissioner Company: Two Hoots

Agent: Bell Lomax Moreton, Helen Mackenzie Smith

Agent Website: belllomaxmoreton.co.uk

bethanwoollvin.com


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