Charlie the Choo Choo
A DAY AWAY
Charlie the Choo Choo, written by Cyle Young follows the train through his daily adventures. Illustrated over the course of 8 weeks using vector illustration for quick turnaround and simple bright colors.
Woodsmen cutting trees
I illustrated this book to show the many views of Charlie as he winds his way through his day. I started the design, by building the main character in SketchUp—a 3D modeling progrom—to get the dynamic views perfect.
Through the forests
For this view, I put the focus on the foreground and the bee flying on the coneflower.
At the playground
I used a Noah's Ark themed playground for this page to tie into the author's strong Christian background. I kept the line detail relegated to Charlie only for him to be the strongest part of the illustration.