Illustration Studio, Fall 2013
The prompt for this project was to write and illustrate a story that explained the origin of a thing. After writing several of these fables, I chose to illustrate a story I came up with that "explained" both the end of the woolly mammoth and the beginning of the elephant. The gist of the tale is that due to an increase in the earth's temperature over time, mammoths were too hot and sweaty to maintain their long fur–so a kind stranger taught them how to shave.
I chose to illustrate the story with a fairly limited color palette with a heavy emphasis on patterns. The story was eight pages long, so each of the four spreads had one patterned page and one illustrated page. I created the illustrations in Adobe Illustrator and added textures and text in Photoshop.