These colorful illustrations are for Hmongbaby's children book 'KUV UA TAU' or 'I CAN DO IT.'
The process for this children's book started out with designing our character, Gaolu. Originally we kept the character base like Hmongbaby's other character children designs, though it soon progressed to a hand-drawn style. This allowed for Gaolu to come alive and show that she really "can do it." You will view concepts for multiple parts of Gaolu that reflect Hmong culture, along with the sketches for the final illustrations.
Gaolu's Hair Concepts
Gaolu's Skirt Concepts
Final Character Design
All of the book sketches took place using Procreate on the ipad Pro with an Apple pencial. For finalized pieces they were completed inside Illustrator, this included the line art and the coloring.
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