Thursday, October 29, 2009

That Krazy Kayak!

As November approaches it's time to welcome the cooler weather (for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, of course), the slightly less busy downtown streets (until the inevitable Christmas crowds take over) and the new issue of Kayak, Canada's History Magazine for Kids.

Since those of you living in Canada can see the final cover on your newsstands, or in your mailbox, and the rest of you (albeit very small) on their website - I though I'd share this alternate colour version.

I have a predilection for limited colour palettes so I sometimes prepare two mock-ups of an illustration - one in full colour and one a la Glen. Usually, as in this case and with good reason, the more colourful will win out. But it's still fun to share the "might have beens" as well.