Character Development

For my Dissertation I researched how to translate observational drawing into character development for Children’s picture books. Above is my process, using the drawing techniques I had researched. I began to draw from video as my observation using dip pen and ink. I had researched Reportage Illustrator Jenny Soep (see previous post) who uses wash…

Reportage Illustration

I am currently over half way writing my Dissertation! The reading has been a lot of fun, researching how to translate observational drawing in characters for children’s books. Visual Communication feels like a fundamental skill to explore before attempting to develop characters. I have been reading about Reportage Illustrators to learn about their approaches to…

Sailing

‘As we draw from Observation, the marks we make not only describe the form or contours of the subject, but also begins to express those aspects we are most interested in or curious about as individuals.’ Martin Salisbury, Children’s Picture Books Over the last year my Partner has been restoring an old sailing boat, and…

MA in Children’s Book Illustration

‘ I would rather teach drawing that my pupils may learn to love nature, than teach the looking at nature that they may learn to draw.’ John Ruskin One of my favourite quotes that I’ve been remembering as I start my Masters in Children’s Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art. Our first term is…