Colouroos is a modern concept picture book aimed at the 4-8-year-olds in the same vein as The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Eric Carle). It draws heavily on my experiences as a child growing up in numerous rural areas of Australia (My father worked for National Parks across 4 states). It also draws on my experience as a colour loving, graphic designer.
On the surface, this is a fun, light-hearted story teaching colour and colour mixing in an Australian context, but on a deeper level there is a multi-cultural inclusion message expressed in a subtle yet poignant way for those paying attention.
The manuscript, storyboard and dummy for Colouroos is complete and finished art has began. My goal for the illustration is to have vibrant, striking, graphic landscapes and dynamic compositions that burn into the mind long after reading.