• Artwork,  Illustration

    #illo52weeks – Weeks 47, 48, 49, & 50

    Lucky you, you get four illustrations this week. Gee, life is flying by so fast at the moment, I can barely keep up. School’s are breaking up tomorrow for the long Christmas holidays, so kids will be home!   Week 47: New York This was a dufficult theme for me. It was too abstract. But I will not quit or avoid the challenge. I like history and was thinking about New York when it was new and young.   Week 48: Fox Foxes are harder to draw than I thought. I felt nervous and therefore decided to keep it small. Week 49: Sunshine Whilst still unpacking the house from a…

  • Artwork,  Illustration,  Quick sketch

    Quick sketch – in the rain

    In order to become an illustrator for children’s picture book you must practice the skill of drawing as much as you can. This is the only way you can become better at the skill. I’m a mood sketcher, painter, drawer. I do it whenever the mood grabs me. This can be often or seldom at all. In between those times I practise my writing. This system works for me. The sketch above is my attempt to try and develop my skill at drawing characters. Although the girl is a little elongated in places there are parts of it I like (the jacket with buttons) and parts I can see are…