I’ve finished illustrations for the latest book called Runaway Buddy written by Xiao Nan Zhang. Although I have been illustrating books for many years, this was my first book about a dog. I had a really good time illustrating it.The book is now nicely wrapped and ready to be send to China. My table is clean and empty and I’m ready for Christmas!
I had even time to do a couple of pictures just for myself.When painting these budgies I thought about the painter Franz Kline.
One more bird.
Since it’s Christmas, I looked through my folders in an attempt to show some of my illustrations with a christmasy feel and I found this beautiful drawing done by my wife Claire.It is Worcester Festival Choral Society singing Handel’s Messiah in Worcester Cathedral.
These pictures are from my book Suzy Goose and the Christmas Star. It’s been some time since this book was published. I remember walking through the Somerset levels at christmas time and making up the story in my head. Seeing the illustrations again brings back the memories.
One more picture. This festive Chameleon is my early present from Eliška Fiedlerová. Thank you!