The Toucan and the Turtle was a story given to me by Spanish publishers. I produced a series of both full-page spread and spot illustrations for this school reading book. The characters were really fun to draw – the turtle was very endearing, constantly wanting to chat and make friends with the toucan. The toucan was not the friendliest of birds however, and went to great lengths to ensure he could have some peace without the turtle bothering him!
Lots of bold, bright colours were requested for this work, and I really started to play around with different brushes to get a range of textures and depths in the illustrations.