A design comp from the vault. One of the first concept images done for a book of Nursery Rhymes.
This was deliberately a non standard composition with dramatic non specific shapes contrasting with very specific characters.
Searching for a graphical approach that was not necessarily literal - but carried weight and action thru mass and direction.
Color contrasts, again far from realistic - charge the image with drama.
It didn’t fly.
And maybe was not the kind of design best suited for small children… Too adult and intellectual. But fun as all get out!