The Snow Child | Skillshare Projects

Brandi Galuzzi

designer + illustrator



The Snow Child

DEC 3, 2013 (FINAL)

NOV 29, 2013 (the latest)

Here is my updated cover. Should the swirls be the darker blue? Or lighter?


NOV 26, 2013

I've been slowly working on my vector over the last week or so. I'm at a point where sharing and getting some critique would be helpful...and just stepping away from it will be too.

I still want to add some detail behind the letter form to represent blowing snow. But maybe tomorrow....


NOV 19, 2013

Alright, since sketch #1 seemed to be the general consensus, I decided to jump in. I think it will be easier to communicate with, as the other options might have just been too complicated.
I'm excited to get into vectorizing this piece. For now, here is my updated doodle.


NOV 13, 2013

I read this book over the summer - and really fell in love with it. It's a melancholy story, but with glimpses of magic. A cold Alaskan homestead and its grief-filled couple starkly contrast the warmth and magic of Faina, the snow child, who fills their life with hope and meaning.

I've had a few ideas for my drop cap "I" (for the author's last name, Ivey).

1) A cross-stiched/embroidered version of the "I"
In the story, Mabel sews and embroiders a blue coat for Faina when she returns to the cabin after a long spring. The blue coat is an item that has meaning throughout the story.

2) An "I" made up of the 3 main characters arms.To represent Jack, a flannel arm holding an axe, to represent Mabel, a feminine arm holding a pie, and between the two, because Faina helps mend the relationship between Jack and Mabel, a small child's arm holding a swan feather.

3) Illustrative "I"
The middle of the I would be a wintery forrest, divided by a hunting arrow. In each circle will be an item of some significance to the story: red fox, pie, snowflake, swan.

I'm leaning towards #2, but would love to get some outside thoughts!



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