Gato Marino

George and the Painting

Personal work.

This little project was born in a course on how to make children’s books covers. It was so much fun! I made up a cute story about George, a piglet who loves painting and wants to find a nice birthday gift for his dad, a gardener. I targeted it to 5-8-year-old readers.

Because I liked the idea so much, I got excited, and after finishing the cover I did a few interior illustrations in bichrome. They’re quite common in this kind of books. It was really interesting to explore different angles with full and spot illustrations, depending on the scene.

And here are a few sketches of the characters and props. It really helps understand them, plus gives me some ideas to include in the final illustrations!