I am pleased to finally release my first self-published children’s book Bella and Bunk.
I wanted to include a children’s book in my portfolio, and I figured the best way would be to write my own story and then illustrate it. After some inspiration from my daughter’s plush sloth named “Bunk”, I came up with a simple story to use for the project. It was a lot of work, but a ton of fun as well. It allowed me to exercise the many different muscles needed to do a project like this, including ideation, character design, storytelling, illustration, design, layout, and digital publishing.
Because this is primarily a portfolio piece, I wanted to make it as easy as possible for people to get. So I’m giving it away here for FREE in a number of different formats. So download, share, and enjoy … and consider me for your future project that requires illustration!
Download a FREE copy:
- EPUB (standard digital book format) – EPUB file is zipped
- PDF (general-purpose digital document format)
- JPG – View all pages/spreads in one big image
Here are a few of the digital sketches that were used to create the illustrations.
I also created a book dummy for this project. This allowed me to have something tangible that I could hold and turn the pages on. It really helps to have something physical like this as I was finishing up the book to make sure everything was right.
Printed Hardcover Book
I got a few books printed as case wrap hardcover books, and I like how they turned out.