My most recent children’s book project has been released just in time for the holidays! The simple text compares the hustle and bustle of the modern holiday season with the peace and love of the first Christmas.
I loved working on the paintings for this book! It was really fun to tackle the abundance of holiday moments that are so familiar, but that I had never tried to illustrate before. I got to go all out on the busy, crowded images in the first half, but then contrast those with the simpler and more focused images of the second half.
I tried hard to work within a limited color palette for this book, and I think it served the images nicely! I worked on a spectrum between bright red and a soft blue to create feelings of both joyful cheer and quiet peace in each illustration.