All posts in Childrens book illustration

Cycledelic

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Thought I’d get some stuff up before the anniversary of my last post.

This job was a lot of fun to do, though it probably cost me couple of points on my glasses prescription.

Click on each one for a nice big look.

 

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Coulrophobia

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I’ve been enjoying illustrating a couple of ghost stories for unconfident readers recently. This one was about evil dream-clown, people turned into crow, or trees, and the occasional child hanging by its neck. 🙂

I’ve put a few more from the book here. There was one picture where the hero sees his reflection in the water, which was rejected by the publisher, apparently because there was discomfort about a black boy wearing what could be perceived as reverse Minstrel make-up. I was too confused to work out how I felt about that, but I’d drawn the eyes wonky anyway so wasn’t too unhappy to amend. The image I’ve included here is a slightly brushed up iteration of the unpublished version.

 

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Barefaced Chic

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Another character from the same project as the caviar lady  I posted last week.

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Gaelic Bread

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A few more pics for the Gaelic teaching books.

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Caviar to the Particular

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Been far too long since I last updated, so I’ll put up a few pieces over the next day or two.

For hors d’oeuvres- here’s a young lady at her petit déjeuner, for your délectation.

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Monsters Ink

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A couple of Spot The Difference type things for kids. Call this working?

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Poetry book pics

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Loved doing the cover for a book of fun poems a while back, and have just finished doing the equally enjoyable inside illustrations for it.

Here are a couple. Some more can be found here. Click me! 

 

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*Sigh*

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One final, unseasonably unsoggy straggler from the last batch of illustrations.

If these tickle your fancy, do please take a look at the rest here.

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Léamh Sa Bhaile

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Some jolly illustrations for a series of books teaching Gaelic to English speaking kids.

Click this sentence to see a full gallery from this batch.

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Horn section

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And that’s when I fell for the Leader of the Pachyderms.

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