I have been illustrating stories, comics and creating characters for a very long time however this project was the first time my work would be published into a paperback story book. As soon as I read the script it sparked my imagination as it is a story all about adventures and sailing. Two things I love.
I turned the tight deadline to complete the book into motivation to get it finished. Achal and I are really happy with the final illustrations.
I hand drew all of the characters and scenes. Then painted out copious amounts of watercolours and acrylics to create skies full of stars, endless sea, texture for deep sea monsters and splatty waves. The pages were then finished digitally.
The book is available to purchase through this link - www.beyondthedeepblue.co.uk
"This book will take you and your child on a magical journey of exploration. It encourages children to take risks and live life to the fullest. With engaging illustrations and poetic verses children are introduced to outdoor journeys, learning their numbers, colours and ocean creatures in a fun and creative way.
Although the story is light hearted and adventurous, it has an important message. Be bold, be courageous, be brave - but most importantly, have belief in yourself that you can achieve whatever you set your mind to."