Sit on the shoulder of a working artist and nosy into the ups and downs of my world. Stow away on my adventures, to learn how my reportage-sketching works; watch how my picture books are created, from your spy-hole inside my studio; sneak a peak into my sketchbooks; join me on my newest exploration into the colourful world of textiles... and be there to help me tear my hair when things aren't going to plan!
Monday, 13 June 2011
Open Talk: An Illustrator's Life For Me!
I sometimes get emails, asking if I ever do talks for adults that are open to the public. It's unfortunately not something I do that often (though I'm always happy to...), but this month I have been invited by The Friends of Harrogate Library and the Harrogate Children’s Book Group, to give a lecture: AN ILLUSTRATOR'S LIFE FOR ME!
It will be at Harrogate Library on Saturday 25th June 2011 from 2.45 - 3.45pm.
The lecture is about my work and the making of picture books. It follows the life of a book from the germ of an idea to the bookshop. I look at character development, the evolution of ideas, creating pastel artwork, pre and post-artwork design, production methods and publicity. I also look at some of the hilarious and frustrating effects of foreign markets.
And it's of course stuffed to bursting with illustrations (just like this similar talk I do, pitched at kids):
Tickets are £3.00 (HCBG members free). Please pre-bookthough, as they tell me places are limited.