Wednesday 24 July 2013

SCBWI Illustrator Masterclass June 2013

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.

Monday 8 July 2013

Cheshire County Show 2013 sketches

Watching the animals being judged was fascinating. Here are some of my sketches from the second day (19th June)

Wednesday 3 July 2013

Poster Art 150 exhibition

I got the chance to visit the Poster Art 150 exhibition at the London Transport Museum last weekend. What a stunning selection of posters! Here's a selection of my favourites. 
Anna Katrina Zinkeisen 1934

Charles Paine 1921

James Henry Dowd 1924

Fougasse (Cyril Kenneth Bird) 1944

Andre Edouard Marty 1933

Horace Taylor 1924

Andrew Power 1933