Donut Decorating Illustrations.

⚠️Warning, you may experience a sugar rush whilst ‘consuming’ this article.

As a private project for ongoing skills development I took the challenge of illustrating an excerpt from a new children’s book by author Zoe Tucker. An assignment from Lilla Rogers’ Make Art That Sells Bootcamp.

This first piece was a warm up exercise. It was fun to paint these sweet treats and illustrate their characters and interrelationships.

The theme if the story excerpt was about a donut, named Coco Moloko, being decorated.

I sketched out the action of the narrative (above), whilst Coco Moloko (below) pondered what look to go for.

It was therapy to work in the assignment as I was feeling helpless at the unfathomable unfolding situation in Ukraine.

Below is my final double page spread for the assignment. I enjoyed deciding which aspects of the text to illustrate, and to bring the character to life. And adding lustre to any illustration is fun.

Text copyright Zoe Tucker – contact Zoe if interested in publishing. http://www.zoetucker.co.uk

I created the elements of the illustration in watercolours and then worked with these digitally.

The second aspect of the assignment, this part set by Riley Wilkinson, was to take the donut character forward, and design a toy concept. If you like your donuts warm you’ll probably enjoy this comforting microwaveable plush design.

I feel that the assignment moved my work forwards, which was my objective, so I’m pleased with the outcome.

Wishing everyone a Happy Pancake Day.

See more of my editorial illustration work at here – Ski A to Z book.

Ski A to Z – Illustrated Introduction To Skiing published by Meyer & Meyer Sport (UK)

You read to the end! Thanks for your support.

Kim x

High Falutin Ski Bums – Podcast Appearance

It was fun to join Brian and Mario to talk about Ski A to Z for this new episode 265 of the High Falutin Ski Bum podcast.

Ski Bum Podcast Screen Grab
Ski Bum Website Screen Grab

I enjoyed hearing their reaction to seeing Ski A to Z and we almost went into a creative brainstorm. You can listen at this link.

High Falutin Ski Bum Podcast Screen Grab

Ski A to Z is a beautifully illustrated book. It’s beautiful, it’s light, it’s fun, it’s inviting, it’s warm, it was great.” Brian.

I love this comment…

“Her artwork is awesome I think we’re going to see it a lot of places. Like the Dr Seuss of skiing”, Mario. “Doctor Skiing”, Brian.

You can listen to the podcast episode here…

Alternatively you can watch it here…

The podcast episode also includes talk of Michaela Shiffrin, Après ski, and Dan Egan and Eric Wilbur’s 30 Years In A White Haze.

For more information and order links click here – Ski A to Z Book

These are the two illustrations Brian and Mario mentioned as their favourites from Ski A to Z.

This is my third podcast appearance, I try to keep the conversations different so they are all worth a listen. You might also like to check out these podcast appearances:

Windowsill Chats – Podcast Appearance

Ski Rex Media – Podcast Appearance

Thanks to Brian and Mario for a fun time on the podcast. Thanks to you for being here, I value your support.

Kim