Sorry, your browser is not supported
To have the best experience using Skillshare, we recommend that you use one of these supported browsers.

Jenn Olsen





Dear Sally,

Thank you for taking the time to look at my portfolio and contact me.  I am extremely interested in this opportunity.  I have a couple questions regarding the project to make sure that we're on the same page.

- will the book be presented portrait or landscape?

- how "modern" should I go?  do you have any moodboards or reference imagery for what look you want?  If not, I would love to put one together to really hone the look.

- do you have a preference of digital vs traditional art, or a mixture between the two?

- I can provide you two sketched concepts within 48 hours, is this acceptable?

- is three rounds of revisions acceptable per rough concept and finished work?

- how many colours can I use? (4 colours?) and are there any colours I should stay away from / is there any colour palette that you would like me to use?

- what is the bleed zone?

- what format would you like me to provide?  I usually provide a zip with an ai file and a jpeg, will this suffice?

- should I provide both CMYK and RGB versions for printing and digital versions?

- will I retain the rights to my work? ie: are you licensing the imagery from me?

I think that's enough for me to start on the cover, and we can address interior pages after I send you my final artwork.

thank you for this opportunity, I look forward to our collaboration!
Jenn Olsen

Step One: Moodboard

I had lots of ideas about how to represent this, but found that I needed a moodboard to help take me a step back and see what was actually workable.


Step Two: Concept Sketches

I kept coming to the sort of "david and goliath" face off of the wolf and the last little pig.  In the first sketch I really wanted to represent the danger closing in, so I tried to make the wolf like a snake or ouroboros.  In the end, it felt a little too visually confusing, although I still really like the idea.  


In the second concept, I went "whole hog" and portrayed the pigs already being gobbled up and in the wolf's belly.  I tried to make this look more cute than vicious... hopefully I pulled that off.  I feel like the foliage surrounding the characters both acts as a "cover" for the last pig (he's peaking out from the corner) and also balances the imagery of the pigs being eaten up.  I added the xray frame to make it a little more lighthearted and cute.

The wolf is still giant in this concept, altho I have shifted to looming largely instead of constricting.  I think the wolf comes off cuter here.


Step Three: Final Artwork

Sally and I went through some revisions of the final artwork.




Please sign in or sign up to comment.