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).