This excellent SCBWI (Society Children's Book Writers and Illustrators) workshop entailed working with Sarah Malley from Egmont Chilldren's Books on a yet-to-be-published text, so we were free to come up with our own interpretations. Participating illustrators submitted pencil roughs on their character designs and proposed spreads, and received initial feedback in April. Finished artwork was then brought to the June workshop. It was fascinating to see all the different interpretations and ways of working, and I learnt so much. I had great fun playing with made-up characters, too, especially the Guzzler.
Here are some of my roughs and character studies for the Guzzler, Skidaddler and Minwriggler, followed by the final spreads.