My new picture book Stellarphant is out in November this year. I’ve been working on it since 2014, so it’s been 7 years in the making.
That might not seem like much compared to Jurassic Park‘s ’65 million years in the making’. But it’s still a lot … but I digress.
I drew the first sketch for what would become Stellarphant on a whim in June 2014. I was sitting with my illustrator buddies in a cottage on Rottnest Island for our annual SCBWI WA Retreat, when I started sketching an elephant and a penguin in spacesuits. No reason why – it just came out on the page. I added some colour and there was the beginnings of a story. The image stayed with me, and I started trying to write something to go with it.
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Nov 22: Picture Book Illustration (for adults)
Have you ever wanted to illustrate a children’s book? Join me to find out how. Learn how character design, composition, choice of medium and typography all affect the visual story, and have a go yourself.
Bring your favourite drawing materials and a notepad or sketchbook.
WHEN: Thursday Nov 22nd
WHERE: Victoria Park Library, 27 Sussex Street, East Victoria Park, WA 6101
COST: $3 per person
BOOKINGS: essential. Click here to book online, or call the library on 9373 5500.
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