A Koi Among the Stars

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Jennifer Doneske

My first upload in a long time.This was done for an assignment in my illustration class. The assignment was to create a children's book cover--the catch being that we had to create the title first. The basic guidelines for the title were that it should be a phrase something like "a fly in the ointment" or "a bull in a china shop"--two things that normally don't go together. It had to be structured like that, too: article (a, an, or the), first noun, preposition (in, on, around, between, among, behind, etc.), second noun. We also had to integrate the title in some interesting way (not just sticking the letters on top of the image as if they'd simply been typeset).So this was what I came up with based on those guidelines. The lettering could be neater, and I hate how scrunched-up the last couple of letters in "Stars" is, but overall, I'm pretty happy with it. I especially love my little koi. :-)Watercolor on watercolor paper, 11" x 15"October 2007

Published More than a year ago

Category Mythology

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