#colour_collective #YInMn Blue

I finally had the time to colour up a quick submission for last week’s Colour Collective Challenge. I’ve missed taking part in these recently, but client deadlines come first!

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Something Spooky!

So yeah, apologies for the radio silence. I'm just colouring up a lot of stuff at the mo and my mind is entirely in the studio. Here's a vaguely spooky seasonal thing I've been working on whenever I take a breather from the pesky deadlines.

Incidentally, I can’t help but notice the number of unicorn-based books knocking about at the moment. I LOVE drawing horses AND unicorns and yet nobody has ever asked me to illustrate a book of them. Just saying…

Panda + Museum

I’m currently covered in deadlines and determinedly wading my way through the swamp to get it all done before I head off on my long-anticipated hols. No time for fun stuff, but I saw this Lucky Draw Challenge pop up and had an instant response that I just couldn’t ignore. So here he is - Indiana Panda!

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#InternationalCatDay

I'm a cat AND dog person, it really depends on the individual animal. My Mum's cat is a teenage delinquent with no affection for anyone but her, he saunters through the house haughtily ignoring us plebs.

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Frank the Detective

Finally finished up this foxy scene. Frank is one of my own characters and I'm currently working on a text for him.

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International Tiger Day

Yes, I know, I literally just complained about there being a deluge of international-thingy-days and yet here I am promoting another one. The tiger is one of those go-to characters for children's books. They combine eye-catching black and white elements with a vivid splash of orange, which makes them instantly recognisable and arresting. They typically live in the rich greeny-yellow jungle, so their habit is also a joy to colour. And then when you stick them in any other environment they stand out a mile and that creates a visual punchiness for the picture book. So yeah, illustrators LOVE tigers and don't want to imagine a world without them.

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International Friendship Day

Yes, I know, there's an awful lot of International Something-or-other Days but this one is an important one. We all need friends and in an ideal world nobody would be lonely.

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#colour_collective #peach

I've been getting back into the habit of these twitter challenges recently, it is fun to just draw something on its own without a background or lengthy rough process. 

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Rumble in the Jungle

Finally finished this one up after showing a WIP a week or so ago. Feels apt today in my slightly humid and sweaty studio...

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#JuLion

There's a fun thing happening over on Twitter where people are drawing a lion a day for the month of July. I'm doing my own slant on this with one lion, one day. See what I did there?

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