As an artist sometimes your creativity can take you to areas you never thought you'd have any interest in. Children books is one of those areas for me.
I felt that the kind of art I did may not be marketable for that industry. My art seemed perhaps too complex for any publisher's taste. However I've since changed my position on it as I've come to find some amazingly complex art created for childrens books by some very amazing artist. I just didn't know that much about the industry at the time and the kinds of art used in the creation of children books.
Anyways what I have here is a concept sketch, the final design, for an Alligator character of a children book I wrote. Still working out some of the details.