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!
Here are a few sample spreads and spot illustrations from the book:
The original look of the troll character was a bit different:
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.
Here is one of the sketches: