Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Freddie and the Fairy

Here are the images I submitted for Waterstones 'Picture This' competition, the winner of which will get to illustrate 'Freddie and the Fairy' the new children's book by Julia Donaldson, writer of 'The Gruffalo'. For the first stage of the competition I needed to do a full 2 page spread (see above), and character sketches of Freddie, Bessie Bell the Fairy, the Fairy Queen and some of the animals that turn up in the story (see below). This was the picture that I showed a sneaky sample of a couple of posts ago.

The deadline was yesterday and after getting home from work sunday night I had to work through most the night to get it done in time to get it printed and travel to brentford to hand it in. I'm quite happy with the results. On Saturday 6th of June they will announce in The Telegraph the 6 illustrators that go onto the final stage to see who wins. It would be swish if I was one of them. Yup.

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Another Sneaky-peek

Here is a picture of a tiny bit of a much bigger picture I'm working on. At the minute I'm working on a number of things that I don't really want to show too much of until they are finished, but I still want to be posting stuff, hence why this blog post and the last have been abit mysterious. Perhaps for the next 7 weeks as I get close to the end of my course this blog will mainly be one big tease. Who knows. I don't. To be honest I've got enough to be worrying about with out thinking too much about this kind of stuff. Its probably best to just see how things pan out I guess.

To sumarise: here is a little bird in a tree.