Monthly Archives: August 2016

Making of “Too Many Carrots”

One of my favourite parts of illustrating “Too many Carrots” was the cover. I did it last and it involved so many carrots that I needed 3 pieces of paper! I tried to take some photos as I went…

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All my work starts with HB pencil.

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I use a mixture of watercolour and indian ink and build up in layers.

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Once scanned it’s time for editing in photoshop and add in extra leafy details.

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Working progress of cover on my screen.

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Final product! (Image taken from @leah_Cook instagram)

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Making of “Too Many Carrots”

Quite often I get asked about my process of painting, I thought it would be good to share some work in progress photographs I took whilst painting final artwork for “Too Many Carrots”. This first one was a lot of fun to draw, it shows Rabbit’s last stop in the story in which he overfills Beaver’s house with too many carrots…

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Here’s the final version that got used in the book.19-20-AW

Here’s some other process pictures of another page in “Too Many Carrots.”

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Here’s the final version that got used in the book.

Update

So there has been quite the break since my previous post, apologies about that, quite a lot has happened since. My second picture book “Too Many Carrots” was published by Capstone US in February and was Barnes and Noble’s “Picture Book of the Month“! I got to do some fantastic book events in London and in my home town in Middlesbrough.

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I moved studios to an old converted London Warehouse. I got a new studio buddy, the very talented Jemima Hetherington (view her work here).

The lovely people at Curious Fox (Capstone) came to film me in my new studio too- if you’d like to hear me waffling on you can see the video here.

Last but not least, I also got married!   Danby-Castle-Wedding-Katy-Ross-51

[Photo credit Laura Babb Photography]

More updates coming soon!

 

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