Wednesday, April 15, 2015
I haven't done drawing in panels for a long time, and I'm really enjoying the challenge - it feels like a puzzle, moving things around to make them work - or like putting together a teeny play. And it's good to try new, looser ways of colouring and with thicker outlines, so that the small details don't get lost.
It's also making me think a lot more about perspective and backgrounds - I tend to draw things side-on and leave it there, but I'm thinking more about angles... well, starting to!
This one is set in a weird town,
and the main characters are the police, Jessie and Sid.
And I'm making more stories for my desert characters, Bill the pig is appearing a lot, so perhaps he's my favourite...
Thursday, April 9, 2015
I've had some advance copies of my follow up to Digby Dog Delivers - Digby Dog Saves the Day! Deciding delivering was not sufficient, Digby is also coming to his daughter Petal's rescue in this one!
Here are some pics of my favourite bits...
Digby and Petal together again!
Another busy morning at the post depot.
And he's off! Don't cry frog man!
At the park, eating pizza and romantic rowing!
At Orla's Mechanics - my favourite spread to draw, I think! I used to hate drawing cars but they're becoming something I'm quite keen on!
At the gallery - spot the bored teenage lizard!
At the arcade. I'd like to have a go on Zebra X-ing and Worm Guys!
Close up in the arcade - can you defeat The Claw??
Digby Dog Saves the Day is published by Macmillan Children's Books this June.