The illustrations for this book were really fun, as LD is the embodiment of naughtiness and it was great capturing his bad behaviour. I also did my first wrap-around cover for this book.
The other book that came out recently was '100 Bible Stories,' published by Miles Kelly. I did 22 illustrations for this book, mostly spot illustrations but also a few full-pages. I was particularly pleased with the Moses scene.
I also had a great illustrator meet-up recently with three illustrators whose work I really like. I met Anna Wadham, Lisa Evans and Mary Kilvert for coffee and cake at Scooterworks Cafe in Waterloo... thanks to Mary for the photos! And yes my top matches the tablecloth.
Anna I had met once before, at the London Book Fair... and it was great to catch up. For the book fair we'd both had to create illustrations to go with a letter of the alphabet for our then agent, and she did this gorgeous owl illustration. I also love the rabbit below. You can see her work at www.annawadham.blogspot.com.
Lisa's work I came across early on in my illustration career, when I bought Martin Salisbury's book 'Illustrating Children's Books' and some of her student work was featured in there. I found it very inspiring, and her style has evolved in incredible ways since then! Here are a few pieces that I love from her website www.firefluff.com.
Mary creates beautiful patterns and also works in almost every field of illustration that exists! Last Christmas I attended Bust Magazine's Christmas Craftacular craft fair in London, and bought a gorgeous limited edition book of postcards by 'Girls Who Draw' which Mary featured in.
She also helps to run a great blog about illustrators and their cats called 'We Say Meow.' Her portfolio site is www.marykilvert.com.
All three illustrators have great Etsy shops with beautiful illustrated products for sale... you can find them here: