Fontaine the Magnificent, Minerva Press
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Fontaine the Magnificent is a children’s book I illustrated a long time ago. Back in the mists of time, Fontaine was a little mouse character I illustrated for Minerva Press.

While I’m busy working away on commissions at the moment, I am reminiscing about old projects. Next week will be my ‘Golden Oldie Week’ on my Facebook page (so, do take a look).

Batman cat

The reason I am mostly sharing videos of me turning the pages of books I have illustrated is because of my cat, Louis. He decided that it would be a very good idea to do his Batman impression one day and crash-landed on my old laptop. Unfortunately, the hard-drive was attached and smashed to pieces. This meant I lost all my archived illustration work. Disaster! And to make matters worse, this all happened just before I started using iCloud in earnest! My only record now is the actual books.

Stay completely still…

I’ve have taken some photos too for this news post and they will feature on my website. I’m also toying with the idea of creating a black and white illustration page but will need to create one of my helpful guides before I do. A new folio page happily can result in a flood of enquiries! Yay!

The artwork was created in pen and ink, a method I no longer use, but may have to dust down again, if I start getting enquiries for black and white illustrations!

Lyn Stone
Birchington-on… UK
Tel: 01843846956

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
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