ARCHIE (Aberdeen Children's Hospital Charity) required an eye catching video to inspire donors. I read their script, drafted artwork and was filmed drawing it all out in a single sitting with a camera above my sketchbook. An editor later speeded up the footage.
I provide artwork for BIAS (Borders Independent Advocacy Service) at their day event about SDS (Self Directed Support) which included teamwork games, speakers & presentations. A day's sketching was followed by scanning, cleaning up & some colouring. Held at Tweed Horizons Centre, Melrose, Scotland / Commissioned by Graeme Reekie of Wren and Greyhound Management Consultancy.
Hugely enjoyable job illustrating children's writers talking about their work at the wonderful Readalicious Festival in Peebles, Scotland. Here's the (slightly bonkers but entertaining; much like his books) Jonathan Meres speaking about his (comparatively normal) World of Norm. Plus my artwork on a washing line at the venue
I spent 2 days sketching writers talking about their craft, answering questions from an eager young audience and reading their own stories. I also sketched a toddler's dance workshop & a sound-making workshop. Readalicious is a lovely festival in a lovely Scottish town where I met some great writers and absorbed the ambiance.
I also held my "Character Creating" workshop ~ the very one you can see below!
As an illustrator working in the children's market I really enjoy hosting my "Character Creating" workshop. I use fun exercises and a playful approach to draw on children's imaginations, as they create their own creatures and characters through play, experimentation and lively minds. They then pop them into a story invented by themselves. My aim: that an upbeat feeling of achievement is, er, achieved... amid fun & laughter!
I can also explain my own process of illustration and how children's books 'work'. Feel free to contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org with further questions +/or a quote query.