Sunday, 7 January 2018

The Fox the Crow and the Cheese (Aesops)

Some new illustrations using the original text from Aesops.
1. A Fox once saw a Crow fly off with a piece of
cheese in its beak and settle on the branch of a tree

2. "That's for me as I am Fox," said Master Reynard
as he walked to the foot of the tree.
"Good day Mistress Crow," he cried.

Sketch (Anna Violet)
The Crow lifted her head and began to CAW her best,
but the moment she opened her mouth the piece of
cheese FELL to the ground...

sketch (Anna Violet)
"Do not trust flatterers!"

Friday, 22 December 2017

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Thursday, 12 October 2017

The Lake of the Moon

My illustrations for The Lake of the Moon were published last month in That's Incredible! (Comprehension X, Oxford University Press, 2017). This is an ancient Indian fable rewritten by Narinder Dhami and aimed at primary school children, Years 4-6.
Here's a peek at some of the illustrations. The colours alternate between purple and reddish tones.

Saturday, 9 September 2017


A couple of my recent images for stories2connect project, which shares stories of resilience in phygital objects. Looking forward to seeing how this develops.

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Puppet fun at Manchester Children's Book Festival

Had lots of puppet fun with SCBWI (Society Children's Book Writers & Illustrators) at Manchester Children's Book Festival family fun day last Saturday. Over 70 characters made by children on the SCBWI stall, including pirates, mermaids, lions, robots, snakes...and a pink yeti!

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Discover Author Arts Award log book

As a big lover of books, I am thrilled to see Bolton library's Arts Awards log books now in print, along with my illustrations. This is an author-related Arts Award aimed at 7-11 year olds, where children find out about books and an author or illustrator, put their findings into a log book and share with others.

The illustrations consist of the front cover (with Bolton museum's dramatic entrance) and interior borders on the theme of 'discover' and 'share'. They can be coloured-in, added to and pasted over, depending on how the child wants to personalise their log book.

What a super project to be involved with!