Pen and pencil poised for Penguin

I have just been asked by Penguin Books Australia to illustrate two books which go together - I’m really looking forward to this project.
The main character is great and there will be lots of scope to make interesting and detailed drawings. My editors and designer and I have had our first meeting (it was my first video conference ~ some of us were in Sydney and some in Melbourne) to talk about when everything needs to be done and how; I like to design the inside of the book myself but need to be able to chop up the words and make spaces here and there so I can put illustrations in the best and most interesting places.

I always LOVE the first meeting about a new book!


So far I’ve done a few drawings of the main character to see what she and her world are like and I really enjoyed getting to meet her! I’ll share drawings when we’re a bit further down the track…

At the pencil stage now …