As an illustrator who has no serious plans to become an author-illustrator, I’ve gotta be able to take a text that someone else has written and illustrate it.

So I’ve been taking other people’s stories and reimagining the illustrations. This is something I’ve had recommended to me by a few people as a way to improve my portfolio and it’s also really useful as a learning tool.

These sketches and designs are for Precious Little, by Julie Hunt and Sue Moss, illustrated by Gaye Chapman. Listen to the story and see the actual pictures here.

It’s the story of Precious Little, a circus hand who wants to be a trapeze artist.