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Children's Book Created 2017
Junior assignment completed over 5 weeks. I want to illustrate a book that is a narrative between parents and children about anxiety.
I create a mind map using the theme that we are assigned for this project, Ecosystem and Balance. I write a list of 20 different ideas to pursue. Of those I narrow it down to these three concepts that I discuss with my colleagues. Carbon footprint in electric vs petroleum fueled cars from manufacturing processes to daily use. Anne beginning and end create a copy of Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Ingleside. "Let's talk about" book on dealing with stress for kids (adding equality/equity, or treating others with respect)
Storyboard and Dialogue
I start with a storyboard idea and work on dialog to help ensure my illustration work with my story line. Each step is critiqued in class.
Style and Illustration
Design Problem Many books are written for parents about anxieties in children. very few books are written for children about coping with their own anxieties. None encourage real time communication between parents and children.
Design Solution Picture book written for children and their parents to read together. Parent tips to enhance understanding and research. Engaging characters that children can identify. Questions that encourage children to talk with parents.
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