The Brief: To create an illustrated children’s book cover design for the fairy tale The White Cat.

Role: Graphic designer and illustrator responsible for concept, design, and implementation of all lettering and illustration.

Tools Used: Apple iPad, Apple pencil, and Procreate app.

Final illustrated book cover design for the children’s book The White Cat, based on a fairy tale.

Final illustrated book cover design for the children’s book The White Cat, based on a fairy tale.

Children’s book illustration is a great way to showcase my skills, so I enjoyed making this children’s book cover illustration for the story The White Cat. I began by drawing cats in various poses separately, as well as some lettering sketches to determine the style and feel I wanted for the book cover. The story is a fairy tale that has magical elements, so the floating white hands are part of the story experience, as are all the objects in the hands. The lettering for the title takes the center stage, as well as the cat princess with her veil and bracelets. The outer vines speak to the enchantment of the story, and the background scene from the castle interior acts as texture to highlight the princess cat character.