To all the wonderful daddies in the world past and present. You might only get socks for Christmas and Birthday’s but know we still love you.
- Katy x
I have been a fan of Emma’s illustrations for a quite a while (remember the Lemon Teacake recipe from her Tea & Cake book) and it was lovely to discover a new illustrator in Stacie.
Here are a few of the topics they covered:
Emma and Stacie were really generous sharing their knowledge and answering any questions. I have personally found, there is very little support and business advice in succeeding in the ‘real’ world as a creative professional. Luckily Emma and Stacie have more seminars in the pipeline, delving deeper into more specific areas such as using social media with your illustrating business. Oh, I nearly forgot… you get to eat cake too!
The whole of Campbell Children’s Books department (an imprint of Macmillan) were also at the seminar! Insiders info – they are looking for illustrators interested in board books for very young children at the moment!
- Katy x
I always thought it would be nice to be a twin – although my roller skating skills are zero.
I have been trying out some new watercolour techniques, combining warm and cool colours in a different way. The paper I used isn’t great for this, so the outcome is a little blotchy, but I find it’s great to try new things and keep refreshing my colour theory.
I also made the roller skating twins using watercolour, gouache and coloured pencils to compare. I like the brighter colours, it’s a little more ‘cartoony’.
Let me know which you prefer?
- Katy x
P.S. Just in case you are interested here’s my original sketch…