A group of published UK-based authors and illustrators of picture books, children's and YA.

Tag Archives: Illustrating

Ged Adamson: The Colour Question

I’m still pretty new to picture books and I’m learning all the time. Coming up with a good story with appealing characters, trying to make it funny and emotionally involving … Continue reading

September 19, 2014 · 3 Comments

My biggest drawing blind spots by Clara Vulliamy

When I first started out as an illustrator I was phobic about drawing machines, any machine, making depicting modern life something of a challenge. Anything with metal and engines and … Continue reading

September 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

Book Birthday Interview: Dixie O’Day and the Great Diamond Robbery by Shirley Hughes and Clara Vulliamy

Today I have the pleasure of interviewing mother and daughter team, Shirley Hughes and Clara Vulliamy, to celebrate the release of DIXIE O’DAY AND THE GREAT DIAMOND ROBBERY. After loving … Continue reading

July 31, 2014 · 1 Comment

Planning and presenting a picture book in storyboard form by Clara Vulliamy

Of interest, I hope, to anyone thinking of both writing and illustrating a picture book… I’d like to show the first crucial stages of how I put together the story, … Continue reading

June 30, 2014 · 6 Comments

A page from my sketchbook by Clara Vulliamy

The hundreds of sketchbooks I have filled over the years are very precious to me. Not because they are full of great work (they’re not), but because they are a … Continue reading

April 21, 2014 · 2 Comments

Ged Adamson – Style Evolution

Having a love of illustration means that you’re constantly looking at other people’s work. One thing you notice is that pretty much everybody’s style evolves over time. There are very … Continue reading

September 24, 2013 · 2 Comments

Dreaming up a new character and bringing them to life on the page… by Clara Vulliamy

I can only invent a new character with a pencil in my hand and a scrap of paper in front of me: what they look like and who they are … Continue reading

September 16, 2013 · 6 Comments

Book Birthday Interview with Ged Adamson, Author and Illustrator of ELSIE CLARKE AND THE VAMPIRE HAIRDRESSER!

Hello! Today is publication day for Ged Adamson’s debut picture book, ELSIE CLARKE AND THE VAMPIRE HAIRDRESSER! To celebrate the release, I interviewed Ged about ELSIE, future projects and what … Continue reading

September 3, 2013 · 3 Comments

Behind the scenes (if you can get in through the door)

It’s only when I know I have visitors – even virtual ones – that I truly see how chaotic my workspace is. It’s where I keep a lot of books, … Continue reading

July 26, 2013 · 8 Comments

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