Thursday 26 September 2013

Wednesday 18 September 2013

Highlights Hello Spread

A spread I illustrated for the September issue of Highlights hello magazine...

Friday 26 July 2013

IF Robot

(Sad) Robot...

Thursday 20 June 2013

Chloe the Storm Sister

'Chloe the Storm Sister', the eighth, and last in the series
of Spell Sisters books, has been published by Simon & Schuster.

Here's Chloe...

...and here she is in situ on the front cover!

And here's a colourful row of all eight books!

I'm sad to have finished the last book, but it's been a great series to illustrate.
Here are some of the internal b&w illustrations...

Monday 17 June 2013

IF Worn (again!)

Well, this is is the first time I've noticed Illustration Friday suggesting 
a word that had been used before...

So, here's the image I posted for 'worn' back in July '09, followed by a back
view image of the same characters for 'worn' in June '13!!

And here are they are again...

Friday 10 May 2013

IF Tribute

Tribute to Thor...

Thursday 11 April 2013

Tuesday 9 April 2013


...following on from my IF 'egg' post here,
I present this little character...

Friday 5 April 2013

Witch, Whale and Winter Parcel...

Here are some recent poem illustrations produced
for The Educational Company of Ireland
for their Primary English books.
(Click on images for larger versions)

Wednesday 3 April 2013

IF egg

Spent an hour doodling 'egg'...
(Click on image for larger version)


Friday 22 March 2013

Thursday 14 February 2013

Friday 8 February 2013

Chinese Dragons

As it is almost Chinese New Year, I was reminded of some illustrations
I worked on last year for The Educational Company of Ireland.
I had to illustrate the Chinese Folk Tale 'Four Rivers', which
meant I got to draw lots of Chinese Dragons!!

 It's the story of how China got its four great rivers -
from the Yellow Dragon, the Black Dragon, the Pearl Dragon
and the Long Dragon!!

 I'd never drawn Chinese dragons before, but really
loved drawing them...and I intend to draw some more soon!

Here are some more images from the story...
(click on images for larger versions)

Wednesday 6 February 2013

Olivia the Otter Sister

Olivia the Otter Sister, the seventh book in the Spell Sisters series, 
was published by Simon & Schuster last month.

Here's my cover illustration...

...and some of the interior illustrations...
(click on images for larger versions) 
 Gwen and Flora...

 Avalon coming to life...

...and Louis the dog, who plays an important role in the story.

And finally, a few of the colour sticker illustrations 
(all the books include free stickers!)

Here's Olivia...

and Louis...

...and an otter!!

Tuesday 5 February 2013

Highlights Hello Magazine

 I just received copies of the January issue of Highlights Hello Magazine,
for which I illustrated the cover. 
(click image for larger version)

This is a new magazine for babies and toddlers - it's baby-friendly, 
with rounded corners and no staples, and is less than A5 in size...
and it arrives in a sweet matching envelope (see pic below).