June 2011

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The other week I managed to win (to my surprise) the weekly All Tropical competition with my Cat on a Mat design. This week I have a new design up of my Tiger, and he needs your votes and comments and sharing ability on all social networks! You can do this by clicking HERE.

Also, I have been working on my 3rd brief for my Children’s illustration course, and have come up with a simple picture book of an owl, called ‘Hello! What’s This?’ Here is a single page preview of it:

I am really enjoying coming up with stories and images appropriate for kids and my friend who is a mother too, said she liked the sound of everything I was doing, which has to be a good start 😀


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Actually, It’s Lion and Tiger and Bear and it’s my new Limited Edition 8×16 Print. Inspiration has been a bit thin on the ground and I am thankful I am doing Children’s book illustration as a course right now, as it has given me the courage to explore character illustration more. My new print is available to buy for just £15 at my Etsy shop. I hope I can continue to explore more characters which I can bring to you soon.

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I was asked to contribute a secret for the article Tricks of the Trade in the July 2011 Issue of Digital Arts. 
20 other illustrators have revealed their tricks too which are all very insightful. Make sure you grab a copy!

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This is my finished A History Of Cats Since 1985 Booklet. It works like a mini book, and folds out to reveal a paw print poster on the reverse. I will be taking it along to my Children’s Book illustration course tomorrow night.
I thought I would also share with you a little bit of work from my second brief. The brief was to create illustrations on the theme of the circus. Here is a little section of my first spread.


Enjoy!