Hi, I'm Jeannie and I illustrate Children's books. I have written and illustrated three of my own and now illustrate for others. My work is all hand drawn and I mainly use water colours. I work in colour and black and white, frominitial concept through to the finished item.
My work is one of a classic style, which is still loved today, as i like to make each illustration have a soft edge.
You can see some of the stages below.
Once I have received the copy for the book, I start playing around with different sketch ideas for each character, seeing which idea works best.
I then concentrate on creating the individual characters to really ensure I have captured their characters based on the story-line of the book.
Painting the illustrations
This is the start where I pull the illustrations together to start creating the final image.
This is a finished illustration. My style is one of soft edges giving the illustration more of a classic style, which is still loved today.
Final Artwork Set
As you can see, this image has the illustration with the words set on the page.