A while ago I was designing a bird character for one of my books. To inspire myself I went to the Zoology museum in Cambridge to draw some of the birds they have on display there. So here's a couple of my sketches!
My name is Nicola Killen and I graduated in 2009 with an MA in Children's Book Illustration from Cambridge School of Art at Anglia Ruskin University. Since graduating I have been working with the publishers Egmont UK. My first picture book "Not Me!" was published in 2010. My next book "Fluff and Billy do everything together" was followed by my first board books, "Animal Numbers" and "Animal Colours". My 3rd picture book, "I Got a Crocodile" was published by Simon and Schuster in February.
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