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.