I finished the Children’s Book Illustration chapter of my class. The White Cat is an old folk tale story of an enchanted princess and a prince trying to be a king.
I drew lots of different cats as a preview, I was doing some very stylized ones and developed a few kitty characters that I will have to put into another story. Once I read this folktale, I felt the cat needed to be majestic and princessy. So, it was off to the drawing board for more developing.
I wanted to capture the prince’s sorrow and disappointment as he shared his troubles with the cat. For the cat, I wanted to show her confidence and wisdom. One of my favorite parts was painting the same scene in many different mediums, love the experimentation and finding the best way to represent an older story.
My most favorite was this because my daughter sat next to me creating her own version after she read the story.