Tag Archives: children’s books

Fixing things like wings

I had an incredibly sweet commission for a gift for Father’s Day recently: drawings for a story written by Anitia, the mother of these two little girls, featuring her family and a hapless little dino, unable to fly home with … Continue reading

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Stuart the Apple Tree

I had the pleasure of making this illustration for a story by Tracy Wang, creator of the lovely I am the First Bite website, filled with stories for children that are accompanied by delicious looking recipes. You can read the … Continue reading

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A few young Discworld witches

I love the Discworld witches so much! Here are some of the younger generation ones: Tiffany Aching, with Petulia Gristle and Annagramma Hawkin from Terry Pratchett’s A Hat Full of Sky. Some of Terry Pratchett’s witches cast misty-eyed wrinkled-apple-smiles at their … Continue reading

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Gathering light

Tree-dwellers collecting light 🌟   Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my last post, they were really warming to see! 💛 I’ve been slow to draw this week, but these tree dwellers + candle finally climbed onto … Continue reading

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Red haired heroines

Recently I found myself thinking about red hair, and before I knew it had doodled a small series of portraits featuring some of my favourite red headed book characters, and as I’d been missing watercolour, painted them during breaks from the computer screen. There are … Continue reading

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Sophie Hatter

A drawing-break with Sophie Hatter, from Diana Wynne Jones’ book Howl’s Moving Castle. I love the Sudio Ghibli film, but some brilliant things from the book were left out – such as Sophie’s own powers, and the way she quite … Continue reading

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Ronja

The Swedish author Astrid Lindgren is one of my absolute favourite children’s book writers; I think of and marvel at her skill on a regular basis, and of her books one of my ultimate loves is Ronja Rövardotter (1981, I read it in fantastic … Continue reading

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