Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Tiger Tiger

I can't believe how slack I've been already about posting on my new blog! I am blaming a raging cold and writers/illustrators block for this one I think! I've been working on some book concepts, story and character development but nothing worth writing about at the moment!

So I thought to tide things over, I would post up a pic of one of my paintings to show what else I do! My painting work is quite different from my illustration work but I still have a real focus on character. I love making spontaneous, lively marks with vibrant inks and gorgeous golds and working on a large scale. You can see more of my paintings on my website.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Thinking about doing something with a Kiwi...

I've been playing around with thoughts of doing a nocturnal book with a Kiwi character instead of an owl. My other half is a New Zealander and so the Kiwi was an obvious character for me to explore. I love it's shape and just its sheer unusualness but being a nocturnal creature means quite a dark book and so lots of creative challenges!

This is very much an early rough and I fear that he is a little inconspicuous here (he's on the log looking down at some ants!) but just thought I'd keep you posted with what I'd been up to!

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Just another couple of roughs from the bear book....

Am working on a new book at the moment, and here is a sneaky peak of a double-page spread to get you started. If you can't already guess, the main a bear!

The book is all roughed out and is with my agent at the moment and we are playing the waiting game to hear back from publishers - fingers crossed!

Tuesday, 16 March 2010


Hello and welcome to my blog!

Jump, jump, jump for joy at long last I have got around to creating a blog to show you what I am up to on the illustration front!

I will try my hardest to place regular posts and keep up to date with my latest jobs, doodles and illustration concepts, in between feeding, changing and entertaining my very energetic 8 month old little girl!

Feel free to post comments etc and I hope you enjoy what you see!

Thanks, Holly x