Abacus Aardvark

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abacus aardvark and the arctic adventure book cover

This is one of my portfolio pieces. We were asked to illustrate a book cover for a new up and coming children's book with the chance of if being chosen as the most suitable it would be used for it.

We were given sample texts from the book and brief character descriptions to base our drawings on. There is a scene where the main character, Abacus, gets chased by a killer whale in the middle of the ocean. He has a pet gerbil that follows him everywhere which I placed on the whales sharp teeth and Abacus reaching over to get it. It's an action adventure book so I tried to portray it. I didn't get the win but I still learnt a lot along the way and it was good fun.