White & Black

Children’s book published by Bok Bok Books.

Bok Bok Books is a bilingual children’s book publisher focusing on English and Bengali. For their debut book, they wanted to create a black and white board book for infants and toddlers to introduce them to wonderful Bengali idiophones. Infants see the world black and white for the first few months and so it was important to make these illustrations bold and to include patterns whenever possible.

White & Black is available for shipping worldwide. To place an order, contact Bok Bok Book on facebook or their website.

The most challenging part of illustrating this book was to create bold images. My go to method is to make pencil sketches and then digitizing them, however this method was not producing satisfying results. While experimenting, I made several characters with cut out papers. This method created the shapes that I felt would work best for the book. All the images were then scanned, and then edited in Photoshop and Illustrator for the final effect.

You can read more about the process at my interview with Bok Bok Books.