“Our Scrumptious Lake, Phyto-Tastic” was a two year project that took several revisions and rewritings to perfect. The above shows the cover of the book, along with a page showing how “Plankton” became big enough to see. The bottom 2 pages illustrate the Abenaki appreciation of the lake and its gifts on the right with a detailed world view of the importance of water for all species.
Here is a page from the children's book, Ned Says…I LOVE IT HERE! The simple story of a simple “monk” tells a day in his life and all the adventures a happy, little monk can have. The secret to his happy demeanor comes from distributing positive messages in the form of stickers. In fact, the book comes with stickers that read: “Awesome!”, “Spread Good Vibes!”, and, of course- “I Love it Here!” (to name a few). You can find the stickers and the book at www.freelycreative.com/ned.
Okay, so the above visuals are not cartoons, BUT…it is the cover of my new novel that I designed myself. I wanted to show the progress of the ideas that went into a book cover design. The story is about wolves (wolf-shifters) and takes place in Vermont, thus the images chosen:) An interesting fact of the wolf face is that those are my eyes, photoshopped, in the image.
If you, or an adventurous teen in your life, is interested-Check out the book on Amazon or Booklocker.com. Visit my new website: marchughesbooks.com.
The work above is art used or never used from the past. I thought it helpful to sometimes show the variety and diversity of old work.