I recently produced some illustrations for an up and coming book release by author Sally Harris. Entitled ‘Diary of a Penguin-napper’, the book is a wonderful, funny and light-hearted story about 11 year old Marty and the lengths he goes to obtain the girl of his dreams.
I was asked by Sally to produce illustrations for it in the form of torn out entries from the boy’s diary, which included a few scruffy doodles. It mainly involved working in a style that looked like an 11 year old boy had produced, I also had to employ texture and layering techniques to make it seem as if it has been torn out and stuck into the pages of the book. The project was a very enjoyable one to work on and is a great story to boot, and that made the working process all the more easy.
As part of the imminent release of the book I was asked by Sally to do some Q & A about my working practice as an illustrator and what inspired me to get into illustration in the first place.
Please take a sec to read the interview on her site here Frankly Books, and also find out more about ‘Diary of a Penguin Napper’.