Illustrations for
Jill and the Beanstalk
By Deshan Tennekoon and commissioned by Think Equal

Jill’s gentle approach to solve problems is inspirational and endearing – a good example for girls and boys to follow. I was excited to breathe new life in this classic beanstalk tale with a twist. I enjoyed developing the characters for Jill and the giant and I aimed to make the visual elements surrounding them as simple and straightforward as possible without taking away any of the story’s magic an appeal.
WORKING WITH THINK EQUAL
I feel a great sense of responsibility when working with any story commissioned by the Think Equal team. We are making books for children to teach them how to value another human being, how to solve problems peacefully and the importance of a healthy society where everyone is equal. I am very proud to be a small part of this initiative and hope my illustrations, together with the writer’s words, will speak to the hearts and minds of children globally.
The Process
COVER DESIGN
CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT
PROCESS VIDEO: From rough sketch to final illustration
FINAL ILLUSTRATIONS

OTHER WORK

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