Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Happy Christmas!

This is a Christmas card I designed for personal use and to promote my card company Rootytoot-looking forward to doing more with the company in 2012- Have a good one and apologies for lack of posts-I'll be much more active on here next year!:) x

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Jolly Roger the pirate dog!

A new design for the Rootytoot "Jolly!"range:)

Rootytoot launches at PGLive 2011!

A couple of pics from trade show PGLive 2011 where I launched my card company Rootytoot this week. Check out the brand new Rootytoot website
This is the reason for a lack of posts recently-sorry!

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Kids Night In!

I've recently started doing alot of handwritten type/fonts and used an old book"Kids Night in" I featured in as a starting point for a new piece of cover art.

Monday, 21 February 2011

Ski inspired Rootytoot!

Here's a new addition to the Rootytoot "Jolly"range inspired by a week skiing in La Tania and Courchevel.
The Rootytoot blogspot should be up and running by the end of the week:)

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Dustbin Dad

Sorry for the delay in posting-I've been off skiing in slightly kamikaze style down the mountains in Courchevel!!(some slope inspired work will be on here soon!)
This is an illustration I've recently done for a picture book in which the Dad,as you can see is extremely greedy. He does get his come-uppance though!!

Monday, 17 January 2011

Lawrence and the Dinosaur trees!

Here's some more development of a character I'm developing for a picture book. I've been struggling a bit with the words so thought I'd develop Lawrence a bit more visually!(see earlier post-Lawrence)


Here's a little chap I came up with last week for another story I've got in my head. It could go many ways at the minute as it is still slightly ambiguous!

A Visit to Edinburgh

This illustration is taken from "Beware! Low Flying Rabbits"(pub. Macmillan 2011), a recent 2nd poetry collaboration with Roger Stevens. As always,great fun to do!

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Captain Beardybones!

A couple of years ago,I worked on a series of pirate based stories for the lovely people at Orchard! 
I thought I'd revisit the subject recently and see how I could improve on characterisation. 
Captain Beardybones was the result!


Last year,I set up my own greetings card company, Rootytoot and these are just 4 designs from the launch range,"Jolly!"There are currently 30 designs in the range. Please e-mail for more info!

Black and White bits!

These are illustrations taken from "On my way to school I saw a Dinosaur" by Roger Stevens (published by A&C Black-really enjoyed doing this book!

Friday, 14 January 2011

Lawrence-A work in progress!

This is a character I've come up with for a picture book I'm trying to write. Note to my agent-I will get this sorted!! :)