Read-a-licious Book Festival, Peebles

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!

My "Character Creating" Workshops

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 with further questions +/or a quote query.