Friday, 24 September 2010

Blog Feature - How to be a Children's Book Illustrator

The lovely people at 'How to a Children's Book Illustrator' have featured my 'Hey Pretty Kitty' Animation on their blog. I was also asked to contribute a short tutorial- view the Photoshop tutorial here.

'How to a Children's Book Illustrator' is a great read, featuring artist interviews and video tutorials.
Interesting video about Google Doodler here

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Elizabeth Moad - Christmas Quilling

Over the past couple of months I have been designing a 64 page book for friend - Elizabeth Moad. Liz is a published author, who has created quite a name for herself in the world of paper-crafts. After working on a series of well received sourcebooks for prominent publishers Liz decided to take the plunge and publish her own. Christmas Quilling is the first title to be produced by EM Publishing, it is a great resource full of festive greeting ideas. The book is crammed full with 20 seasonal projects, that include annotated visual instructions, and 60 card designs.

Christmas Quilling was printed locally by Lavenham Press in Suffolk, so we were both able watch the book come off press, be guillotined, bound, laminated and packed. As a designer it is really interesting to see the processes a design goes through. - we even got to see the print plates being made! 

Christmas Quilling is available for purchase on Amazon
More of Liz's work can be see on her website here.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

I Got Myself a Husband

Sorry for the lack of posts over the past couple of weeks....I have been busy..... getting married! Just over a week ago now me and Lloyd tied the knot! It was such a beautiful day, and the weather held out too! Here are a few pics taken by friends - waiting on the professional ones which should arrive any day soon!