Here’s an illustration I worked on for Stew Magazine, a bi-monthly magazine for children aged 8 – 12.
Stew features unique stories, art work and puzzles directly from illustrators, and has a really diverse range of work.
I was asked to illustrate the Two-Sentence Story, which was submitted by a reader. The text and other little necessities were added by the Stew designers. It was great to work on such a short, spooky little story, especially as it left so much to my imagination. I had a lot of freedom to add my own interpretation of the scene. Originally I was going for an alien theme with a slimy tentacle reaching out from underneath the bed. But in the end the fluffy monster paw worked a lot better. Though if you search you can still see a couple of alien hints in the bedroom!
And here’s the final printed version, with a gorgeous snowy front cover illustration by Jago Silver and my Two-sentence story illustration on the inset. I’m really happy with how this one turned out! Its great to be published with such a great growing group of illustrators. If you’d like to see more of the project and how it came together in more detail, head over to my Behance Portfolio.
Big thanks to the lovely people at Stew Magazine for letting me join in!