Cooper the Shy Cuttlefish Children’s Book

“Cooper the Shy Cuttlefish” is a children’s book both written and illustrated by me. The story focusses on the titular cuttlefish Cooper, who is afraid of hanging out with the other fish because he looks different. Throughout the story he learns how to interact with and help his friends. The design features cartoon versions of sea creatures such as the cuttlefish, clownfish, and others. Two-color gradients are used on the animals to better define their shape. The sand is given texture to separate it from the animals, shadows to create depth, and the sea contains more complex gradients to represent light passing through the water.