Book Illustration

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Now, I realise that I haven’t posted for a little while. But I … well I’ve been a little busy.

Do you forgive me?

I hope so.

I’ve been busy illustrating for a book.

NOT the book illustrated here, I hasten to add – this book is by the same publishers and is the same size and page count.

Can you guess what the book is to be about?

Food, of course! Whoop, whoop! So lots of lovely illustrations of foods and pots and pans and what-not.


It’s super-exciting to be illustrating a real life book.

I guess the book is kind of in the same series as ‘Little Island’ in that it features iconic specialities from around the country; a gazetteer of local treats to look out for.

(One to keep in the car, then! Ready for those trips out and about)


10 Comments on “Book Illustration”

  1. Good news! When is it available?


  2. I believe it’s sometime in the first half of next year. Very exciting stuff.


  3. Sounds great! Good speed!


  4. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ Just another 40 illustrations to finish off – eek!


  5. How long are you taking per illustration on average?


  6. Hmm, now that’s a tricky one to answer … I’m doing them in batches of about five or six at a time and cycling through them to keep on going. But I reckon I must be onto about an hour or an hour and a half for each drawing,then about another half hour maybe for painting in. The problem is I don’t tend to start and finish one drawing and painting at a time. i tend to have a few on the go at once. That way I can draw or paint as one is one colour or layer of paint is drying.


  7. Sounds like good going!


  8. Adeline says:

    Oh it’s nice to see you back! I am fond of your food drawings! very inspiring for me and actually iyour blog helped me to draw again… a little. I look forward to discovering this book!!!


  9. Adeline says:

    I discovered your wor a few weeks ago and totally felt in love with your food sketches! That’s totally inspiring for me who try to draw again! Then, I am looking forrward to discovering that book! Hope you will tell us more about it!


  10. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks, Adeline ๐Ÿ™‚ Had a few changes at work over the last couple of weeks or so and I’ve been trying to keep on top of the book illustrations. Thank you for your kind words. Glad to hear that you’re drawing again. Practice, practice, practice is the key, I think – a little every day. Of course I’ll keep my blog posted about the book, too ๐Ÿ™‚


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