Children’s Book Brief – Trees

Some ideas on how the trees and forest will look for the illustrations for the story The Singing Bone.


The forest is quite a big bit of the story, The Signing Bones, that I have chosen to illustrate for this brief, so I decided to draw out different versions of trees in order to decide what design to use.

I started by drawing out some simple designs, some of which were inspired by trees from some of the books that I looked at at the beginning of this project.

I then chose one of the designs I liked and incorporated it into an image that could be used to illustrate the story. I used watercolours to paint the sky and the ground but added the trees using a fine liner pen .


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