Spot illustrations for Alphabet Book
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A is for absolutely fabulous!

It really is for the absolutely fabulous alphabet book. These spot illustrations were recently completed for an alphabet book with a difference. This book has a dash of Spike Milligan and is liberally peppered with British humour throughout, and I hope the writer won’t mind me saying that (looks around nervously). The book contains a series of whimsical, funny rhymes, inspired by letters of the alphabet. But these go further than your average ‘A is for Apple’, oh yes! There is A is for Arachnid, N is for Neighbours, U is for Under and Q is for Queue. So you can quickly see how this alphabet book set me some challenges! As a result, it was great fun and very interesting for me to work on too! Who wants dull? No one, I hear you say!

Sketchy digital

The initial sketches (visuals) were all hand-drawn and some of the finished artwork too, but almost all the colour work is digital. I chose not to go too splashy with paint on this project, and quite graphical, because the final artwork is small and you don’t really want very busy spot illustrations anyway. Less really is more at times.

Lyn Stone
Birchington-on… UK
Mob: 01795175928

Freelance Artist / Illustrator (Traditional and Digital). I have been an illustrator for many years, working with publishers, editorial, advertising, theatres, and even a pub (n… Show more.

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The work she produces is, of course, delightful and speaks for itself; but I was also impressed with her professionalism in firstly explaining to me exactly what the process was of commissioning her, and the way she produced the work well within the time frame she had said. Throughout, she was most obliging in incorporating adjustments or re-drafts I requested, and she was always so pleasant and helpful that I felt I was dealing with a personal friend. I would have no hesitation in asking her to illustrate for me again, or in recommending her to someone else. And she's fun
— Richard Evans, UK, Joshua Piecrust's Alphabet Book