By April 2020, I had helped POPS Resources by reducing illustration ‘clutter’ from illustrations created originally over ten years ago. A combination of client’s views had changed, modernisation and for interface navigation items to be clear when placed into App context. Luckily I had the multi-layered Photoshop files from my time colouring the original black and white line-work drawn by illustrator Stella Kearns in the mid-2000s. The amended artwork now had computer tablets and smart phones populating various scenes in the stories, where such things are now common-place.
This was a very timely project for my client to undertake – producing ebook ‘App’ versions of the two series of reading scheme books. We’d just started the project as the Covid-19 pandemic kicked-off, and downloadable resources to entertain/educate children now stuck at home were very desirable.