Sketches and starting points

Writing a Children’s book was never really an ambition. But I always loved children’s books, especially the ones that had an underlying meaning and of course beautiful illustrations. As an 11 years old I was lucky yo have a teacher who encouraged her students to illustrate every piece of work and I think this is where the seed was planted. The origins of the story for Cloth Ears and the Circus started in tiny sketch book about 8 years ago and it started with an idea about an animal, donkey, rabbit, monkey etc. He had to have shrinking ears and this would of course affect his life negatively. This character would have to learn how to overcome this and live his life successfully.

The Art work formed the story and it allowed the creative child in me to have such fun developing characters and places, all from my imagination.

Here is some of the rough work and starting points for the illustrations for all the stories

For some reason the second stages of work is done on brown paper… I think it’s because I am able to show the bright white highlights better. Also for this development I worked on A3… all the digital work starts off on paper… its the best way for me.

As a young girl it was my mission to be good at drawing. So I had to draw with total realism, fa

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