Sunday, 29 April 2012

This is a piece I did recently for a friend who wrote the poem. It started as a personal commission, but Rachel has a friend who recently lost a child and the decision was to reproduce the image and poem as a limited edition print to raise money for the East Anglian Children's Hospice. Katherine Duchess of Cambridge is Patron of this great charity. Rachel is taking orders for prints if anyone is interested.

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Wishing every day could be like this....roughed out about half the spreads for Mo and Po, I knew I wanted to get the pictures from my brain and onto paper, but I didn't imagine the creative ideas would flow this well, I just need more time and a publisher who might be interested. Anyway I'm relaxed and very content.
Today's experiment, nice to work on something that has been knocking around my brain for many months. Quite happy with the first trial, needs some work still, maybe some more over the weekend.

Let me introduce Mo and Po....

Thursday, 19 April 2012

OK well here it 1st blog. Something I have been meaning to do for ages, but had no idea for what to do or what to write.

However I will suss this out and hopefully someone may be interested.

Well it has been a nice week so far. Monday was an exhausting day at the London Book Fair, showing my portfolio to publishers and agents and generally getting good feedback, although some differing ideas on illustration fashions, that I will take into account and work on both my styles.

My agent was very encouraging and has sent me away to work up some ideas and develop some concepts for children's picture books.

Publishers ranged from picture books to children's Bibles (a lot of interest here).

So I have followed up this interest and will send out more samples of work.

Seems Zeb was generally the favourite from my portfolio. An old piece that a few years ago was not so fashionable, but now is a great hit, so I dug the little toy out of the loft and got sketching. (I'll try to post the images if I can work out how!)

Anyway best get back to the drawing board....

If you are interested in viewing my portfolio you can find it at