Friday, 31 March 2017

Digital Drawing

I've been wanting to work on some entirely digital illustrations for a while, so I was quite pleased when I finally found the time to do so this week! I ended up drawing these animal and dino scenes. It was so refreshing to push myself artistically - and really focus on colour and texture. It also felt oddly appropriate to label everything (perhaps it's just a phase?!) Anyway, here they are:

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

World Book Day 2017

For World Book Day this year I visited my old school (eek!) with the super talented Michelle Robinson for a fun day of 'Monkey's Sandwich' activities. Incase you didn't know, 'Monkey's Sandwich' is our shiny new book published by Harper Collins. Here it is:

And incase you've never seen our faces, here we are!

We had a great day inventing, drawing and constructing some crazy sandwiches, reading stories and generally monkeying around. Here's our towering sandwich featuring squirty cream AND mustard... Looks tasty, right?

For me, the best part of the day was live-drawing some absolutely bonkers sandwiches, fuelled by the *interesting* and *unique* suggestions from the kids. Yes - there's an octopus, T-Rex and a car in this sandwich...

(please excuse my bad case of Illustrator's 'claw hand')

We also learned 'How to draw Monkey' step by step, following this handy sheet: 

Everyone had a go at drawing their own monkey, it was really great seeing the all different interpretations.

Check out these amazing artworks by Michelle's own two 
(Yes, I AM worried by the competition!)

If you fancy stepping up to the challenge, you can find this sheet available to download on my website, along with some Monkey's Sandwich colouring in sheets.

All in all, we had a fantastic World Book Day. It was a pleasure and a joy visiting Trinity School - I just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who made it happen!

And of course - incase you were wondering, 'Monkey's Sandwich' is available to buy here 👍😊😉

Thursday, 9 March 2017

The Jungle Book

I've always fancied illustrating the Jungle Book, so I did. 🤓🐍🐻🐅🌴📕
It was great working with a slightly 'wackier' colour palette - mixing bluey purples, hot pinks and zingy greens. Anyway, here are a few illustrations and a speculative cover. Enjoy!

Choo Choo!

Just wanted to share this illustration I did for the wonderful Highlights magazine. It's for a great little article about Owney the Mail Dog, the US Postal Service mascot.

It's always fun drawing trains! Checkout

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