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.

5 comments:

aine said...

Good Luck Tom - it's looking good :)

elizabeth barnett said...

if you don't win i will be super surprised

Paul Shinn said...

Good luck! I really like your spread.

Kazuko Morishita said...

Excellent work! I like your choice of colours.. it's really dynamic and full of originality. I can imagine your picture book in book stores.
Good luck!!

Jenny Capon said...

Hey Well Done. Freddie being chased by a bat is my favorite