Coloured sketches for various clients
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Sketchy colour…

Coloured sketches, really? Obviously I sketch. Or is it obvious? I sketch, because that’s how I start creating characters, situations and illustrations. But sometimes it’s nice to colour sketches, to get some idea of colour. Sometimes a client will ask to see their character in colour, especially if the character is not Caucasian. Or it’s because the manuscript describes in detail colours and understandably the writer wants to make sure the colours are going to be right.

Not always necessary!

It isn’t always necessary to see things in colour. More important is whether the character looks right, is moving right and that the illustration conveys what needs to be communicated to a reader and observer. That’s VERY important. I tend to illustrate narratively, as the majority of my commissions are for books, whether they are stories or poems. However, I have illustrated merchandise, posters, historic figures for magazines and even a pub signs!

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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Bonnier, Hatier, Templar Publishing, The Decanter, Little Brown Books, Schofield & Simms, Imagine Publishing, Media Therapy, Eleanor Curtain Publishing, Poule de luxe, Kids Space A…
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