Hoorah! I’ve sent the first set of roughs off to be looked at by the publisher and await discussions..
Meanwhile I had to send my agent (Eunice McMullen) some scans of colour work from my portfolio and it was good to see some of it again, after a long time. It always looks better after not looking at it for quite some time!
So here’s a few, they are mainly vignettes or single pages and from a variety of books.
This is from ‘Wanted! Have you seen this alligator?’. My first book and still probably one of my favourites. I was given a lot of freedom artistically and I think it shows in the artwork. Here is Alberto slipping on a bar of soap with Tina.
This is from ‘There’s no such thing as a ghostie!’. This is a vignette on the title page showing the Queen prodding a stuffed bear to see if there are any ghosties hiding (there isn’t)
‘Pedro the Brave’. This is on the title page and shows Pedro and Dusty and Ronnie the Horse. I do love a shadow!
The opening page of ‘Theres no such thing as a ghostie!’ A scene setter and quite a different one for me to have such a limited palette.
I’m now straight on with character designs for my next book, while awaiting comments…