Spots is the story of Mr Turtle and his quest to get rid of the spots on his shell. It is an adventure story based on the moral that it’s whats on the inside that counts.
I illustrated the book for the Macmillan Prize, using watercolour paint with an overlay of acrylic to add texture. I added shadows and light effects in Photoshop, bringing the underwater scenes to life. I added gold foiling to the spots on the end pages and cut a portal into the front cover, adding a fun, interactive element.