Thursday, 27 May 2010

Driving over Lemons

I've been working on a series of book covers including the one above for Chris Stewart's 'Driving Over Lemons'. The book tells the tale of how the skilled sheep-shearer and sometime Genesis drummer, took one look at the Alpujarrás, the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, and decided that's where he wanted to be.

More from this series soon

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

I've been itching to get this picture finished and yesterday I finally managed to find the time. It's always lovely to get a bit of your own, un-interrupted time, to totally lose yourself in a piece of personal illustration. In the studio, radio on, sun-light pouring through the windows and a steady stream of tea, which has to be poured into a cup and saucer when I am working...feels more special that way! The dog is called 'Betty' and belongs to a very good friend of mine, Robyn. Betty certainly is a character and stole one of my slippers once; utterly destroying it until there were just a few fragments left. I can't say I was delighted by this but I have forgiven her (just!) and hopefully I have captured a little bit of her 'mischievousness' (and look of innocence) in this artwork.

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Number 4

The fourth in a series of Norwegian easy readers about Bjørnar and his dog Hjalmar. Here's an early version of the cover and some of the characters.