Saturday, 8 January 2011

Great Illustrations Hannah!



As part of the NCBF this year, I spent a day at St Joseph's Primary School in Redcar. While there, I was introduced to Hannah, who enjoys writing stories and is especially interested in illustration.

Unfortunately, Hannah wasn't in one of the classes I was booked to see, so she popped over to the staffroom at lunchtime, especially to meet me, and showed me some of her work. I especially liked this collage story about people at work, so she agreed to send me a copy.

It's taken a while for her to work out how to email it in a form I could open, but it was worth the wait, as now I have the chance to share some highlights of the book with you. I think you'll agree that it is really rather sophisticated for one so young.


I love the page design too - it shows a really strong sense of composition and makes unusual use of the space. It all balances beautifully and sets the illustration off perfectly. Well done Hannah - keep it up!

11 comments:

Victoria Stitch said...

wow these are really amazing!

Carla said...

She is certainly a natural.

Shirley said...

These pages are FABULOUS - and I especially love her collage work. The sneakers just popped out at me, but she is also able to use patterns to achieve her goal. How old is she? Will you pass on our comments?

Caroline said...

Such super work - the collage is so effective! I wonder how old Hannah is?

magic said...

These are really lovely, especially the collages x

granny grimble said...

I just know that Hannah is going to get published while she is still very young. She is is so talented and her imagination is incredible with her use of collage. She must also be a big reader as her illustration and text are set out very well. all very professional. I love her work and if it was available in book form I would buy it! Well done Hannah. When you get your first book published remember I told you so! X

Lynne Chapman said...

I will let Hanna know that this post is here, so she can read all your lovely feedback. Not sure how old she is - I will let you know!

Jane said...

Hi again Lynne, I have loved reading through your blog and I'm glad to "follow", it's a great read. This girls artwork is very sophisticated, I too love the use of collage in her pictures, perhaps another writer/illustrator in the making? Really charming- thanks for sharing. ;0)

Croom said...

Wow Hannah is amazing, I just love the 'builders' tea shirt, she has all the correct folds. Well done Hannah. :O)

tim said...

Love the images and the text too!

Doda said...

This girls has a great illustrating future! I love these pages!