Duma The Lion

Every project requires a different type of illustration style to really bring it to life.

For the African storybook “Duma The Lion”, I decided the best way to breathe life into the story would be to use a somewhat realistic style. I coupled this with some Photoshop smear painting and vector leaf designs to create a forest that felt luminous and tangible.

Duma the Lion storybook illustration - inside page
Duma the Lion threatens to eat Fionto the Rat
Duma the Lion storybook illustration - inside page
Fionto the Rat tries to decide whether to rescue Duma the Lion
Duma the Lion storybook illustration - inside page
The Hare has a brilliant idea
Duma the Lion storybook illustration - inside page
Duma the Lion double page preview
Duma the Lion storybook cover artwork
Duma the Lion cover artwork

The book is available for order on Amazon.

Description

Duma the Lion is an African folktale about a proud lion who bullies the other forest animals and eventually suffers bad consequences. Commissioned by Storyteller Comfort Ero of the African Stages Association of British Columbia.

Tools

Adobe Photoshop