My first children’s book illustrations

It has long been a fantasy of mine to write, illustrate and publish my own children’s book, so I’ve put pen to paper and started getting all the stories in my head written down.

My first board book is going to be about a bee called Bumble and the adventure he goes on at night. There will be rhyming elements to the book and hopefully some pictures to keep children interested.

I have my first draft of the book written, and I’ve started working on my book cover and back too, so I thought I would post them here.

The design has been completed in Procreate and it’s still at first draft stage, but I’m happy with how it’s coming along so far. However I’m struggling to pick the colours of the background and I’ve had all sorts of advice from different people saying different things.

What do you think?

Published by stephc2021

Hi! I'm Steph, an amateur writer and illustrator specialising in Mental Health and being a self-confessed Spoonie. My website is home to any successful fiction I create, with stories that have won so far covering difficult subjects such as baby loss and mental health in grief as well as some funny and heart-warming tales when I get the inspiration. Every drawing and picture on my website was created by me. I spend a lot of time coming up with illustrations to accompany all of my posts and pages. I try to create original content across all of my channels, whether I'm writing about my own fiction or just generally musing on mental health or my own issues. I want to be part of the change because I believe the understanding of MH in the UK is getting better, but has a very long way to go. By being honest about my own struggles and symptoms I think others will relate and hopefully it will encourage them to talk to someone and get the help and support they need. Long term my goal is to help children too, help them understand their own mental health and how to help with the mental health of those around them. I live in the UK with my partner, daughter and dog, I swear frequently and I adore a well made, traditional, gooey, chocolatey, delicious brownie.

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