Children's Book: Grimm's Fable

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Wolf and the Seven Little Goats

This project will involve producing sample pages for the children's fable 'Wolf and the Seven Little Goats', the Grimms version of the tale can be read here!

I will be producing everything from Character concepts, through character reference sheets, Pagination sheet and final double page spread illustrations, as well as a front/back/spine illustration. 

Please scroll through images by clicking on one and swiping, to view them larger. All posts relating to this project can be found on this tag.

Wolf Concept

For the Wolf I have worked with angular/triangular shapes to develop an intimidating (yet simply shaped) antagonist.

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 Goat Kids Concept

The Goat kids will all share the same body type with variants to define them - such as different heads, markings and colours. The bodies are bean shaped with the rest of their designs comprised of soft, round and 'friendly' shapes to contrast them to the wolf.

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Reference Sheets

Body & Poses


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Individual Heads & Expressions


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Pagination Sheet

This document shows an initial concept for the page flow of this fable as a 32 page colouring book. There are variations of pages underneath sections, following the text breakdown linked at the beginning of this page.


Colour Sheets

Colour concepts for the Goat Children including palette, and basic line sketch breakdowns. All female goats have green eyes, males have blue, and the 'main' goat kid (Billie) has big brown eyes.
From left to right: Bertha, Barney, Billie, Betty, Barry & Bob.

Final Pages & Front Cover

These are my final pages depicting 3 adjoining double page spreads, and front & back cover mockup. In these scenes the wolf gains entry to the goats house, gobbles the goat kids up, and naps under a tree before the mother goat cuts them out!
Each page works to a 5x7" double page format with bleed.


Illustration Timelapse Bonus




Materials: Traditional using 2H & 2B Staedtler Mars Lumograph Graphite pencils, A5 Pink Pig Sketchbook. Digital Using Photoshop CC2017, Cintiq 27QHD Touch Tablet.
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