Children’s Book Progress

  For my senior thesis, I have been developing a 32-page children’s book that (if everything goes as planned, fingers crossed) I’ll have completed by the Senior Show.  While I don’t wish to display any of the full illustrations, here is a preview of my latest piece!  The Muesli family casually enjoys lunch in the library. – Brenna Thummler

Ghost Resort

Ghost Resort – full illustration detail 1: the bar detail 2: the kid zone detail 3: the pool detail 4: spa and sauna   For my most recent self-directed illustration project, I created a piece called Ghost Resort.  It was an attempt to break from my more realistic reference-heavy narrative illustrations and instead create a whimsical, more “stylistic” environment.  I love Wimmelbild illustrations and crowd scenes, and… Read more »

Children’s Book in Development

To pursue my goal of becoming a children’s book writer/illustrator, I am in the process of developing a children’s book for my senior thesis.  It’s a very long and demanding process, but I’ve already learned so much having completed the text and storyboard.  I have thus advanced to the “line work” stage and plan to finish all drawings before moving on to color.  Here is a small preview of one of my latest pieces (I… Read more »

Book Cover Redesign

Here is my most recent piece for Illustration class.  As the assignment was “open”, I decided to redesign the cover of Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are.  I had previously worked in a similar pen and ink style (inspired by Franklin Booth) and wanted to dip my hands into it again.  Most of my illustration is figure-heavy, so I wanted to try something new and focus mostly on environment.

The Panda Pursuit

  Here is a recent piece I did in my illustration class with Professor Tom Casmer.  I interpreted a rather strange mad lib and this was the result.  (Two young detectives track a panda in a fantastical Asian city.)  With some cropping, I thought it be a contender for the comic cover!  I’m still in the process of developing type. -Brenna Thummler