Friday, 23 April 2010

Slide show of how my picture book ideas develop

This slide show shows the different stages a picture book goes through, starting with the rough sketches, then the dummy book and pencil layouts, and finally the finished artwork. My books featured are: Who Will Be the Sun, The Wizard Punchkin, How Rabbit Stole the Fire, The Tiger Child and What Made Tiddalik Laugh.

Out of The World and Back Again

Out of the World and Back Again by Robert Nye is a collection of traditional stories about characters who visit other worlds and then return. These are some of my illustrations for this book.

True Thomas

Urashima Taro

Rip Van Winkle

Friday, 16 April 2010

Slide show of The Story of Rama and Sita

This is a slide show of The Story of Rama and Sita. The story comes from the Hindu epic 'The Ramayana.' I based the illustrations on shadow puppets and was also inspired by the silhouette animations of Lotte Reiniger.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Animal Shapes

These illustrations are from a series of board books I designed called Animal Shapes. There were four books: Noises, Moving, Colours and Numbers. They were aimed at pre-school children, and were published by Blackie.

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Short film of What Made Tiddalik Laugh

This animation of one of my picture books What Made Tiddalik Laugh was made for the Rat-a-tat-tat series for Channel 4

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Raven the Trickster

Raven the Trickster  by  Canadian poet Gail Robinson is a collection of myths from the Native Americans of the Pacific North West coast of America and Canada. These are some of my illustrations for this book.

Raven The Trickster cover

Sunday, 4 April 2010

A short film of Tortoise's Dream

This is an animated film of one of my picture books Tortoise's Dream. It was made for the Rat-a-tat-tat series for Channel 4.