I’ve known Renita for a while now. Originally from America, Renita now lives in Wigtown, which the book town in Scotland, with the most stunning views across the estuary. When I’ve performed at the festival, the children have all been whipped up to a frenzy by Renita, who welcomes them in and “settles them down” [...]
This week’s www.illustrationfriday.com topic is “CROOKED”. I could have done something bent and gnarly, but I thought I’d go the criminal way and do a bit of forgery!
This week, I’ve decided to make a video of the drawing and try to do one every week, so if you want to do one too, video it and post on YouTube.
If you make a video response to me I will make a video response back to your video too.
This is such a fun idea. I wonder what next week’s subject will be?
You are going to love this video!!!!
I met up with my old friend, Debi Gliori, this weekend at the Wigtown Book Festival. I managed to get her into a corner and filmed this wonderful interview with her. She shares confidences, ideas, hints and tips, she shows us her incredible sketchbook and then shows us how to draw that cute little rabbit from her latest book The Scariest Thing of All
Flash was not intended to be an illustration program, but I love it, because it is better suited to traditional drawing than a more obvious vector program like illustrator. In this video I give a brief introduction to how Flash works for an illustrator by showing how the cover of Viking Vik can be broken up into tiny pieces.
Well, that’s the second book of Axel Storm finished. Phew! Off to the Post office with it tomorrow and away it goes to My Publishers, Orchard, in London.
One more story to write, which I really must get down to this week. But I’m off to visit a school near Caerphilly tomorrow and on Wednesday I’m going to have a fab day with “my class” (that’s Rowan Class at Whitchurch School in Herefordshire), who are going off to visit a school in Handsworth in inner city Birmingham tomorrow. The Handsworth School are coming to Whitchurch on Wednesday and we are going to spend the day in their Forest School, having campfires and such like. Should be fascinating to see what the children that live in totally different areas make of each others lives!