Category: Book Illustration

The Oak Folk Cover

This is the possible cover for a book I’ve written. There’s a couple of versions, but I think I prefer the simpler one where less is happening. Everything…

The Oak Folk 1

One of the test drawings of my Oak Folk book. After the initial sketch, I drew each of the characters in graphite pencil,  then scanned, coloured and compiled…

The Oak Folk 2

Another test drawing for my Oak Folk book. Done in the same way as my last post; sketched, drawn, then coloured and put together in Photoshop.

The Geordie Penguin

These watercolour illustrations are from a book I wrote about a penguin, adrift on a block of ice, visiting and exploring my home town of Newcastle. The whole…

Woodpecker Book

Inspired by traditional children’s books of the 30’s & 40’s, I wrote and illustrated this story about a woodpecker who bragged too much – a kind of fable….

Amazon Antics

I likes the idea of doing an illustration based in the Amazon, so made up this stylised fictitious book cover. Linework and watercolour were both created separately, then…

Cartoon Style

A few examples of cartoon style drawings and character development. The slick cartoon style probably comes the most naturally to me.