Children’s Phonic Illustrations
Right now I’m working on my biggest project to date and perhaps the most interesting personally and professionally. Having a four year old daughter and being an illustrator I’m always thinking of new ways to entice my daughter to learn, whether it be items, letters, numbers or whatever.
One of the very first things I ever did when I got serious about illustrating was create a space alphabet, something I would probably like to do again, and I used this alphabet to help my daughter learn some letters. Earlier in 2016 I was contacted by an American gentleman who works for a Chinese school with a view to creating 600 plus phonic characters to help their children learn.
The school is called Columbia Education and from what I’ve understood their head/admin office is Hong Kong but they’re like a Chinese equivalent of Eton. All of the students have to dress immaculately, again like a private school here and to date they have been really easy to work with.
Out of the 600 plus characters, so far I have completed around 150 characters, roughly one quarter of the total number of illustrations required, and I’m creating 75 every six weeks approximately. I won’t share everything I’ve done for them here otherwise this page will never load but I’m sharing some of my favourite illustrations so far. These include character illustrations, festival illustrations and food character illustrations.
As more work is done for them I’ll keep updating my website but for now this is what I have done for this really fun project.
FAMILY MEMBER PHONIC ILLUSTRATIONS
FESTIVAL PHONIC ILLUSTRATIONS
FOOD CHARACTER PHONIC ILLUSTRATIONS