Tuesday, 17 September 2013

The Bears Go to Town

Here is a new book

I've been extremely quiet on the blog these days I know.... Busy busy painting and going on holiday!

Here is my latest effort, just got the sample and really pleased with it. Albert Whitman, the publishers, have done a great job. :-)

Monday, 9 July 2012

Hi! Its been an age since I've written on here. Its been a busy old time!!!! I've lost track of how many books I've been involved with, I'll try an post some of them up.

I just finished a little sketch for a pitch on a book and it occurred to me that every time I come up with an idea and do a little thumb nail, when I work it up into a proper drawing or painting, all the life gets drained out! So annoying! Are there any other artists out there you feel the same?
 How do you get over it?

Here is the image. Tell me your thoughts.... ;-)

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Ballet in 3D

I've been a tad busy these last few weeks. Here is a sample of a 3D book I've recently completed which is being shown at the Bologna Book Fair. Hopefully it will sell well enough for me to complete the rest of the book!

Monday, 13 February 2012

The Bears Go to Town

At last it's finally here! My favourite project of last year. A lovely funny story by Kay Winters... so much fun to illustrate and Nick Tiemersma, a super project manager. Here are some more of the inside pics. Enjoy ;)

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Illustration Friday - Prepare

I got busy with other work so this nearly didn't get finished. I think most dog owners will identify with this scene. My parents have always had dogs with long hair and walk them in fields full of cows.....! I have been thinking of getting a dog recently, but with very short hair. ;)

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Illustration Friday - Grounded

I did think about drawing a naughty child but it seemed a bit obvious. A grounded ship is probably also just as obvious...oh well. Hope you like it!

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Burlesque-ish present

And now for something completely different.... I thought I'd colour my naughty lady. Not sure if I like it that much but you have to start somewhere. Happy New Year x