Thursday 18 April 2013

London Book Fair

Hi Chaps,

Well, I was at the London Book Fair this week, so I thought I'd do a bit of a post about it.

The best bit was seeing a couple of the RSPCA books I illustrated up on the Scholastic stand.
You can see them here, Puppy Gets Stuck and The Abandoned Kitten on the top shelf, above books by Julia Donaldson, Alex T Smith and Sarah Warburton, so I feel in very good company here.

I didn't do the covers, but here you can see one propped open and one of my illustrations peeping out :)

But it was nice to look round the show, had some chats with a couple of publishers who I'm gradually getting to know after seeing them here year after year, and a nice pepping chat with my agents.

But I always feel inspired after seeing all the new good stuff coming out, keeps me trying hard.

But I'll post some sketches from the Scholastic RSPCA books soon, so you can see what it's all about.

Thursday 4 April 2013

Cute Dinosaurs

Hi Chaps,

Here are some sketches I did for a sample for a project.
They are of a cute pet baby T-rex, and a six year old boy, who is a Raptor.
It was an interesting angle, to do a cute T-rex and Raptor. I've done them sort of dorky, or normal, but never a cute version, as if they were dogs. So it was a nice challenge, and fun, not
do a usual interpretation of a dinosaur.
But I was quite pleased with how they turned out.