Category Archives: Idle musings

MA musings (3 of 3)

The final instalment (well, y’know, until the next one…) in my slightly-scrabbling, 3-part catch-up series of Children’s Book Illustration MA posts (I am literally blown over by the  audible sigh of relief from t’ blogosphere…). This is a rather less … Continue reading

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Illustrators: Assemble!

So, after the disgorging of sketchbooks from the initial stages of the MA, I had intended to continue in uncharacteristically logical, sequential fashion by posting further sketchbook pages from the second module (appropriately entitled ‘The Sequential Image’). However, I felt that … Continue reading

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SCBWI Illustrator Series – ‘Producing outstanding art samples for submission’, with Egmont’s Sarah Malley

‘Afternoon, all! Somewhat disorientated (as I have been) by the the recent occurrence in the South East of a phenomenon known as ‘sunshine’, this post comes to you a day or so later than originally intended. Appealing to your generously … Continue reading

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Count Spectacularly Un-Dracula

A little topical sketch in honour of the ghosts, ghouls and other diaphanous (but not all, necessarily, malign…) beings traditionally abroad this evening. Or, more accurately, in recognition of the hoards of unconvincingly-costumed children roaming the cul-de-sacs and avenues of … Continue reading

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Sky(fall)

There are no words that may be coralled into anything like an adequate apology for my recent and unprecedentedly protracted leave of absence, so – fuelled by one obscenely large (and entirely undeserved, I’m sure several of you are thinking…) … Continue reading

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A spot of rain…

So, this week I have been fiendishly busy, finishing off various pieces before I depart for the Anglia Ruskin Children’s Book Illustration Summer School next weekend (woohooo! Outrageously excited – and a little nervous – at the prospect), and putting … Continue reading

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Treat thievery

Oft has a (500ml, at least…) tub of dairy-derived, ambrosial loveliness – along with miscellaneous other delicious, not-particularly-wholesome-or-nutritious goodies – been ‘disappeared’ from our kitchen in recent years. And we are not, before your heart flutters in an arrhythmia of … Continue reading

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