Friday, 19 June 2015

Character Development of Spider Iggy

Character development from inspiration to final illustration
Inspiration from Citi Cearc
First Character Development of Spider Iggy
Painting Spider Iggy
Sketch of Spider Iggy
Editing the Final Illustrations
Editing the Final Illustrations
Cropped Illustration of Spider Iggy Title Page

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Spider Iggy - Proofs Ready!

I'm so excited to see Spider Iggy published  on 1st August 2015.   I had an amazing opportunity working with well known Australian author, Aleesah Darlinson and the publisher, Wombat Books.
Iggy is a spider in the gloomy city where nobody seems to notice him.  He decides to follow his dreams of a faraway land and starts his adventure to find a place where he can fit in with a few mishaps on the way.

Aleesah loved my illustrations from my lift-the-flap picture book Citi Cearc by Patricia Forde especially the knitting spiders when we met in Australia.  A couple of years flew by and then we began our journey developing the little fella.  I hope he is loved as much as I loved creating him!

Book Reading of Citi Cearc 

It is amazing what you find on the internet!  Although I can't understand the video (It's in Gaellic), it was amazing to see someone reading it.  It reminded me of Jackanory when I was a child.