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Children's book illustrations based on the poem Flannan Isle

Children's book illustrations based on the poem Flannan Isle

The brief for this piece of work was to create a Double page spread and 4 single pages to illustrate the poem 'Flannan Isle' by Wilfred Wilson Gibson, executed in the style of a children's picture book aimed at primary school children. I used watercolour paints, a bold design and bright colours to try and bring the characters to life. The poem itself is very dark and it was a challenge to create a piece of work suitable for this age range in the style.

Double page spread, Flannan Isle, Hannah Broom
Single page illustration for Flannan Isle, Hannah Broom.
Single page illustration for Flannan Isle, Hannah Broom.