Loren Webb




The Story of The Three Little Pigs - Book Cover

Hi Lisa & Fellow Classmates,

I was immediately attracted to this class after listening to Lisa's story. I studied design & photography in school and have always toyed with the idea of being an "illustrator". Indeed, I came very close to choosing it as my major in school, but was so intimated by the thought of having to draw and then share those drawings with actual people that I chose photography instead. While I don't regret that decision, I've finally realized that I need to honour my illustrator within and not be so darn tough on her! I've come to know that anyone can draw! Each individual has their own distinct style and it takes good work ethic and lot's of practice to hone the skill and perfect the style.

I'm excited for this project and can't wait to share what I create!


"Dear Sally Sims,

Thank you so much for your interest in my work! The Three Little Pigs was a childhood favourite of mine and I would be honoured for the opportunity to work with Swanky Publishing to create a modern version of such a fantastic classic.

You mention that the cover artwork would be due in the next month, a timeline I can certainly work with, but I'm wondering about the deadline for the remaining interior artwork? I have a few other projects on the go right now, so I want to be sure that I'm able to work within your expected completion times.

Whenever you have a free moment, I have a few questions regarding the creative brief before I proceed:
1) Would you like the author included on the cover? If so, could you confirm which author you would like me to use? After some initial research I discovered there have been a few different versions of the story.

2) Are there any specific colours your want included or excluded? Many of the illustrations in my portfolio include only one or two colours, plus black - would your firm like to explore this direction or are you looking for something very colourful?

3) Regarding the hierarchy of the title vs. the illustrative elements - would you prefer the title to take importance over the elements or the other way around?

4) Would you like the initial sketches in colour or will black and white suffice?

I'm really looking forward to working with Swanky Publishing and getting started on this project. I already have so many idea's!

Thanks again,
LBW Creative Co."



Project Notes - I always start out new projects with notes, so I've attached mine.


Sketch One - Here, I tried playing around with the title and negative space. I also thought it would be fun to play around with the theme of "three" and whittled it down to what I think are the three most essential elements of the story: the wolf, the pigs, and the wind/ "huffing and puffing". Definitely needs some refinement, but I like the direction of this one.


Sketch Two - I wanted to place less emphasis on the title here and play around with geometric patterns. 



Final Rendered Artwork - I had fun with this, though I got a little off track and took a bit more time than I would have liked. Once I realized that though, I challenged myself to finish it quickly and not be so nit-picky and judgmental of my choices and things started going better at that point. Overall, it's pretty reductive and has elements that I think would be fun in creating the interior artwork. 


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