Tag Archives: Books

Superdad – A story for Father’s Day

A perfect share for Father’s Day! My Dad is very busy – too busy to play with me or help me make my new Super Hero toy. Will he ever take time off to play?

Find out in this enchanting story, read by the author Shoo Rayner with all the illustrations from the book. Great for dads and their lads to read together. A perfect share for Father’s Day

Get your signed copy here or from Amazon below

The Terrifying Story of Frankatstein – Scaredy Cats

This is the first tale in a terrifying series from my book, Scaredy Cats – Nine Tales – Nine Lives – One Book!

Kendo and Suki are not only Professor Frankastein’s adorable cats, they are also his special assistants, helping with his in his life-long goal to create life itself, catching mice and rats for him to experiment on!

If you would like to get the book – signed copies with free poster are available here.

Or from Amazon in the UK

 

Illustrating Children’s Books with Photoshop Effects

 

Yesterday, I showed you how I’d been illustrating winning stories from the Welsh Books Council Dahlightful schools writing competition See yesterdays video here:

Today, in part 3, I’m showing you how I illustrated a story by Finnuala Buckley from Bishop Headley High School.

The illustration required me to draw a portal in the ice. I wanted to create a Time Ripple” effect and decided the best way was use photoshop to add the effect on after I’d painted the picture.

First I cut out the drawing of the library, that you can see through the hole in the ice, and then I placed it in the layer below, so it appears “through” the hole, and distorted the library image a bit.

Then I created a ripple effect on another layer in-between and tweaked the transparency of that layer so you could see the library through it. After that, I added a bit of shadow to add depth, before cropping the image and tidying it up, ready for the printer.