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!
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.