Saturday, 25 August 2012

Illustration Workshops and Picture Book Artwork: Dogs and School Don't Mix!


On Friday, I was out doing the last of my talks and illustration workshops for the Summer Reading Challenge project in Sheffield libraries... 



...but for the rest of last week, I have been working steadily on my Swap! artwork. Up to now, I have mainly be concentrating on Lucy, so I thought I'd have a change and do a couple of the Sparky vignettes. This is him enjoying school, during a 'Music' and a 'Quiet Reading' lesson:


I was particularly pleased with the French Horn as it was incredibly complex to draw. I managed to find some great reference material. I had also sketched a French Horn player a few months back, during a SketchCrawl in Buxton, which was probably one reason why I thought of that instrument to get stuck on Sparky's head.


4 comments:

Gaia Marfurt said...

Really lovely illustrations! These characters should be very good for a cartoon too! :D

Julie Clay Illustration said...

This looks like it will be a real fun book Lynne, the photo of you showing the artwork of one of the pages of your book is great. It's a real eye opener for the children, so good of you!

dinahmow said...

That horn! All those wretched pipes...
I like the head-in-the-horn image :-)

aylin kaplan said...

This looks like it will be a real fun book .as always.