‘I Don’t Belong Here’ – Children’s Picture Book

My main project for the final semester of my degree has been writing and illustrating a children’s picture book entitled ‘I Don’t Belong Here’. I chose to create a book about an unhappy tiger who escapes from a circus and then embarks upon a journey to find where he belongs. I wanted the book to be entertaining for children whilst also teaching them that wild animals belong in the wild. I wrote the story so that it rhymes and sounds appealing when read aloud. I created the illustrations using a mix of watercolour paint, pencils, collage with mono prints, and photoshop. I have had this project made into a book.

Michael and the Polar Bears

For this second year project I had to write and illustrate a narrative. I chose to create my narrative about a boy called Michael who can’t sleep and sneaks out the house. He then encounters a group of polar bears who take him on an adventure. I created end pages, 4 single pages and 9 double page spreads. I collaged with mono prints to create the backgrounds and hand drew the polar bears and Michael. I then assembled the images on photo shop. I also included pop up and fold out elements such as the curtains on the windows, the cave and the tent.

The Wind in the Willows

This was my design for the Penguin Design Award 2013. I chose to illustrate the part in the book where the weasels take over Toad Hall, and the creatures have to battle to take it back. I created the trees using linocut, then I created the background and creates using mono prints.

Space Magazine

copy right Victoria Cassanell 2014

copy right Victoria Cassanell 2014

copy right Victoria Cassanell 2014

copy right Victoria Cassanell 2014

copy right Victoria Cassanell 2014

copy right Victoria Cassanell 2014

copy right Victoria Cassanell 2014

copy right Victoria Cassanell 2014

 

For this second year collaborative project we had to produce a magazine. Our theme was space and we had to each produce one single page and three double page spreads. Each page had a different theme relating to space, mine where; The Big Bang, The Moon, Animals in Space and Travelling to Space. Also all our images had to include a whale in some way.

Paper Cut Fables Continued…

We then created screen prints using our paper cut designs. I created the coloured backgrounds using mono printing and marble inks.

Alphabetica

My first project on my Illustration degree was to create an illustrated alphabet. I created mine using a mixture of pen, paint, collage, mono printing and photoshop. Here is a selection of my letters…