This is a concept project for a fictional children’s book. 

The Nighttime Explorer tells the story of a curious boy named Alex. With the help of the magical fireflies known as Forest Guardians, Alex explores the forest in search of solving a mystery. The story emphasizes curiosity and the magical wonders of the natural world at night.

Hope you enjoy it!
The idea for the cover was to highlight Alex, the magical fireflies and the moon — a big part of the mystery.
As the story takes place at night, dark colors were used to set the scene and let the key elements shine.

Here are some images to show the initial sketch, the color composition, and the first details added.
Just like the illustration, the lettering for this book cover is hand-drawn. Here's the cover with texts.
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