Thursday, 26 August 2010

I Miss My Sister

Last year I did the illustrations for a fantastic little book for the Child Bereavement Charity to be used as an aid to help children cope and work through the stages of bereavement following a loss. It was an amazing project to be involved with and they were fantastic clients.

From a creative point of view, this was one of the first book commissions that I did where the main subjects were people, although I couldn't resist adding a little four legged friend companion too! I really loved the challenge of illustrating the sensitive emotions involved in the story.

Even though the subject is very sad, this is a really uplifting book full of warmth and love and with really positive messages, perfect for personal use or great to have in a classroom library. Definitely one of my favourite book projects to date.

The book was published by the charity itself and you can find it here.

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Like a Bear With a Sore Head!

Well he's not the bear I am working on at the moment but one I have dug out from the archive and was a concept for a get well card.

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Card Designs Galore!

Well I am busy beavering away working on my Bear Book for Harper Collins which I am loving! I have developed a whole new approach for me in creating the artwork which I am so excited about. The as yet, untitled book will be published next year and I am trying to get it ready in time to be taken to Frankfurt Book Fair in the Autumn. This is definitely the most fun I have had creating artwork for a book!

I would love to share what I am doing with you but I want to keep things under wraps until it's all finished, and the book at least has it's title! In the mean time though, here are some more card designs for you, which are all available for licensing.