Hi there! Sorry it's been so long since I last updated, but I've been busy with a couple of projects, which are still at the relatively early stage - I'll post up more info about them when they're a bit more progressed. I've also been motoring along with the children's book illustration course, and the piece above is the latest assigment. The brief was to illustrate a single page spread to show a cow and a bird (who've become unlikely friends and are discovering the world around them togther) in any setting we chose, keeping colours soft. I used coloured pencils, graphite and assembled in photoshop. As ever, I was aiming for a traditional print effect, and overall I'm pleased with the result.
Some other little bits from sketchpad below:
Have recently joined SCBWI (Society of Children's Books Writers and Illustrators). The Irish group will be meeting again on Sat, 28th Nov at 2.30pm in Children's Books Ireland, 17 North Great Georges Street Dublin. I'd really recommend this group for anyone who's in any way interested in getting into children's books. It's a great way to meet others in the area, published and unpublished and pick up great pieces of advice. And you can come along to the meetings to see what they're like before deciding whether or not to join.
Another couple of bits here (was toying with the idea of doing a little stop-motion piece, but I need to find the time to figure out how!!!):
That's it for now - thanks for looking... toodle-pips :-)