Here is the 2nd part of the interview I did recently about illustrating picture books.
In this film I talk about how I plan a book and I look in detail at some of the specific challenges presented by my latest picture book, Bears on the Stairs. I also talk about how I am paid, explaining what 'advances' are and how they work.
(if you missed the first half of the interview, click here)
If you found this video interesting or helpful, there are two further filmed interviews coming up, about how I became an illustrator and about keeping a sketchbook.
If you are interested in becoming a children's book illustrator yourself, my post about how to create the best folio of work should help.
If you would like more hot tips on drawing, you might like this, about sketching people.
If you are a published illustrator looking for tips on doing school visits, try this.