Thursday, 29 April 2010
The website Lovereading4kids is currently running a competition to win a limited edition print of Bertie - one of the characters from 'Not Me!'. It is number 3 of an edition of just 10. All you have to do to enter is register on the site - click on the link above to find out more!
Sunday, 25 April 2010
These promotional postcards have just arrived in the post from my publisher, Egmont. They come in a set of 6 featuring all the characters from Not Me! and are die-cut so that the characters can stand up. I'm really pleased with them - they're printed on uncoated card so that they have quite a retro feel. They will be sent out to bookshops and libraries to help promote the book.
Sunday, 18 April 2010
I went to Whipsnade zoo yesterday - it was the first time I've been this year so it was nice to have a sunny day. This brown bear was looking very casual while leaning over a rock waiting for its lunch! There was also a new male elephant - born on monday so only 5 days old. He was attracting a big crowd so it was hard to get a good view but I tried to draw him while leaning round a post.
Friday, 16 April 2010
This is my first ever attempt at Illustration Friday. Every week a subject is chosen and this past week has been "linked". Unfortunately I didn't quite get it uploaded in time and the topic has now changed! Oh well.....maybe my next attempt will be more successful!
Thursday, 15 April 2010
Wednesday, 14 April 2010
We now have a display cabinet outside the studio and this week we are trying to turn it into a fish tank! This is my first fish. The challenge is a fish a day but I'm not sure how long it will last! Thanks to Marion and Fuzz down the corridor for contributing to the tank too.
Sunday, 11 April 2010
Saturday, 3 April 2010
Yes, it's exactly one month today until 'Not Me!' will be in the shops in the UK - its release date is 3rd May. I will be attempting to do a bit of a count down here on my blog - though if my blogging so far is anything to go by it will be fairly sporadic!
Friday, 2 April 2010
I've put the penguins I've been working on for a while to one side for the Easter weekend and have decided to play around with some new ideas and techniques instead. I've made a big mess and haven't come up with any masterpieces yet but I've been enjoying myself anyway!
I received some very exciting post this morning - my sister-in-law's parents who live in Scotland sent me a lovely card and a page from the Herald which has a review for Not Me! on it. I'm pleased to report that it's a very positive review so it perked me up no end! Big thanks to Craig and Sheena. It's now only ONE MONTH till the big release day.......