My latest illustration commission is finished! I’ve had so much fun working on these paintings for ‘The Halloween Chill’ by Judy Dixon. I’m very pleased to have been asked and can’t wait to see the printed book.
Here are both the illustrations on my very messy drawing board!
For the front cover, I drew the title out separately and overlaid it on the computer. I also added some light around the laptop and the crystal ball.
There’s space in the bottom left hand corner for Judy’s name, and space all around the edge to allow for trimming of the book when it’s printed.
The map below will be a double page spread just inside the cover of the book. You can click to enlarge it and see all of the detail.
Having finished these illustrations I’ve had a very relaxing week! It’s funny how even something I enjoy doing feels quite stressful when it’s so important to get right.
A little more time on my hands has allowed me to start on another page of my adult colouring book! If you haven’t heard about it, you can sign up to my newsletter and eventually I will get around to sending out an update.
I’m really hoping that adult colouring isn’t just a passing phase, because at the rate I’m going this book probably won’t be ready until next year!
I keep leaving these little portraits right until the last minute on a Sunday before I write my blog and as a result I keep going for the easy option of black and white pencil sketches. This little chap was extremely difficult (I always say beautiful people are the hardest to draw!) but it really was no chore examining his face for a couple of hours!
I drew one and then had to start again, so I hope it now looks like who it’s meant to, Channing Tatum.
That’s all for today folks! I just want to say thank you for all your lovely comments on each of my posts! I try to find time to go back and reply individually, but I’m not sure I’ll manage it today.
I have been receiving a lot of spam comments recently, so I’m going to try and put a captcha on, or some sort of barrier to stop them. I hope it doesn’t make it too difficult for those who’d like to comment, I’d be very disappointed to end up with none at all! Thank you for your understanding peeps 🙂