Extra Challenges

The final illustrations for Simone in France have brought up some new challenges that are taking a bit more time and thought. Unlike my previous two books that featured one or two characters, Simone in France has two main characters and roughly 132 background characters that need to be outfitted (i.e., skin, hair, and wardrobe) and coordinated with their surroundings (e.g., buildings, trees, etc.). Here is my attempt to create some base colours that I can tweak along the way as I begin to bring these background characters to (colourful) life.