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.

 
 
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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.

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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.