The client called and asked for a whimsical, Dr. Seuss-esk illustrative solution for a children's book dealing with lockdowns. I drew this thumbnail on my iPad and sent it off
The client wanted a sample of the painting style I was going to use. This is a digital water color (also created on my iPad).
1st model sheet and author meeting with publisher. 
Revised model sheet after author wanted something more relatedable but still whimsical.
Page 1 thumbnail showing the visual style.
Inside page from Adobe Illustrator.
Page layout using InDesign with thumbnail placeholders.
a sample of a few final pages with text in place that shows the color pallets for inside school, teachers and outside school, law enforcement. It was important that no guns were shown, that authority was depicted as calm and in control, and that no active shooter appeared in the book anywhere.
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