Illustration Friday – Homage
This is an “homage” to friendship. This illustration is about a little character called Douglas who feels lonely and decides to bake himself a friend. Friends are so important so this is also an homage to my friend Becca who is always there for me and inspires me. I had a great night last night [...]
Illustration Friday – Pet Peeves
I can’t stand nasty smells invading my nostrils!
I have just been to visit my friend Debbie and bought her son Thomas an Easter present. One of his presents was a picturebook by Eric Hill about Spot the dog’s first Easter. Coincidentally I then came across this interview. I love finding out how famous illustrators work.
Illustration Friday – Heavy
This is one of my illustrations for the children’s book that will be published and available to buy on the 30th September. http://www.palimpsestpress.ca/naming-book-rascally-rhymes-p-300.html Have I mentioned this before???? This illustration is about a little boy called Kalvin who loves collecting things but not heavy dinosaurs!
Updated AOI Portfolio
I’ve just updated my AOI Portfolio. Fingers crossed that this will encourage more commissions. I was horrified to see that I hadn’t updated my change of email address. I can only wonder how many people had contacted me about work. Big mistake! All changed now. My next mission is to complete my new picture book [...]
Illustration Friday – Garden
This is one of my rare digital illustrations as i prefer the tactile feel of putting paint to paper. It’s about a rabbit who didn’t like carrots. Here is Norman contemplating picking some carrots from the vegetable garden.
My first ever illustrated children’s book
The Naming Book of Rascally Rhymes Written by Jordan Troutt and illustrated by ME!!! After many months of hard work, my dream of becoming a children’s book illustrator is becoming a reality. Palimpsest Press who commissioned me to illustrate a children’s book for them have put it on their website’s catalogue. It will be available [...]
Illustration Friday – Leap
I’ve been so busy illustrating a children’s book over the last few months that I haven’t participated in Illustration Friday for ages so here is my first one for 2008! This illustration is based on one of my picture book ideas about a little character who enjoys inventing things but is not always successful.