The Red Prince is a picture book I made with my friend Charlie Roscoe, published by Templar in 2015. The book is about a young prince who is kidnapped when his parents, the King and Queen, are away. He escapes the clutches of the enemies, but dressed all in red, he finds it particularly hard to hide in the snowy kingdom. This is a story about bravery, friendship, what can be achieved when everyone works together.
The Making Process
I made hundreds of roughs for this book, constantly switching them round and adding new one's in discussion with Charlie, until the story was reading properly. Here's a few of my favourites below...
In the pitch we outlined the idea and supplied a storyboard of the basic story structure. I then made these test images. None of these images made it into the book but they helped give a sense of the final finish, which helped secure the project.