“The Mean, Multiple-Meaning Troll”

I recently had the pleasure of illustrating “The Mean, Multiple-Meaning Troll”, an educational children’s book published by Benchmark Education. Illustrating this was a lot of fun – How can you pass up the opportunity to illustrate a troll? And a mean troll at that – even better!

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Here are a few sample spreads and spot illustrations from the book:

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The original look of the troll character was a bit different:

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I liked him better since he looked a bit more menacing – but it was decided he looked too much like Shrek, so we played it safe and changed the character design a bit.

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Here is one of the sketches:

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