Drawing on body language

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Body language is very important in my books. While a facial expression can easily hint at the emotional state and thought processes of the characters, body language gives the reader extra clues about how the characters are feeling and thinking. This makes it easier for the reader to understand the images and the story. I would argue that accurate and expressive body language also makes the characters feel more real, more human – which helps the reader to engage with the story.

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1 simple tip for drawing hands

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I’ve always found that hands are the hardest thing to draw. Here’s a simple technique I used to make things easier when I was illustrating my new book My Dead Bunny.

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Meet the Cast of ‘My Dead Bunny’ (part 3)

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My new book is about a zombie rabbit. It’s written by Sigi Cohen and it’s called My Dead Bunny.

Last week I showed some reference sketches for the secondary characters (Mum, Dad and the sister) and the three main human characters (Sigi, Billy and Stan).

Today I’m showing some reference sketches for the eponymous character: the dead bunny.

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Meet the Cast of ‘My Dead Bunny’ (part 2)

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My new book is about a zombie rabbit. It’s written by Sigi Cohen and it’s called My Dead Bunny.

Earlier this week I showed some reference sketches for the secondary characters: Mum, Dad and the sister.

Today I’m focusing on the three main (human) characters: the unnamed narrator (who I named Sigi after the author), and his friends Billy and Stan.

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Meet the Cast of ‘My Dead Bunny’ (part 1)

My new book is about a zombie rabbit. It’s written by Sigi Cohen and it’s called My Dead Bunny.

This week and next, I’m writing three posts to introduce you to the cast of the book.

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