Book Trailer ~ Piper Picks the Perfect Pet

Book Trailer ~ Piper Picks the Perfect Pet

Here it is…. Piper Picks the Perfect Pet BOOK TRAILER! Check it out! Written by Caroline Tuohey, illustrated by Nicky Johnston, published by Ford St Publishing     Download Piper Picks the Perfect Pet Teacher Notes HERE Activity 1 – Book...
How I Stretch my Watercolour Paper

How I Stretch my Watercolour Paper

I am asked A LOT about the process I use to stretch my watercolour paper, so while preparing my paper for a new book I am illustrating (The Incredibly Busy Mind of Bowen Bartholomew Crisp – written by Paul Russel, EK Books) I decided to record my process. Now, I...
Coco Big City Kitty is here!

Coco Big City Kitty is here!

Welcome to the world COCO Big City Kitty! Coco lived on the top floor of the tallest building on Meowington Avenue. Her days were filled with action, excitement, noise and activity. And nothing made Coco happier than being a Big City Kitty. To celebrate the release of...
Illustration Process – Under the Same Sky

Illustration Process – Under the Same Sky

I love reflecting on the whole process of a book. Especially when I go back to some of my very first sketches. The evolution of illustrations can happen quite quickly but generally take many, many sketches to finally get the perfect story telling illustrations before...
Book Trailer ~ Under the Same Sky

Book Trailer ~ Under the Same Sky

Here it is…. Under the Same Sky BOOK TRAILER! Check it out! Written by Robert Vescio, illustrated by Nicky Johnston, published by New Frontier Publishing     Download Under the Same Sky kids’ Activities: SPOT the DIFFERENCE COLOUR IN SHEET...
Illustration Process – At the end of Holyrood Lane

Illustration Process – At the end of Holyrood Lane

Where do I start? For this book (At the end of Holyrood Lane) I began with sticky notes to create my initial thumbnails. Due to my full life, I set up a folder that I would take with me everywhere so I could use all my available time to jot down my ideas. From these...
Hide and Seek with Grandpa – Illustration Process

Book Trailer ~ Hide and Seek with Grandpa

Here it is…. Hide and Seek with Grandpa BOOK TRAILER! Check it out!       Download Hide and Seek with Grandpa kids’ Activities: SPOT the DIFFERENCE COLOUR IN SHEET   Hide and Seek with Grandpa is available August 2018 🙂 Staying...
Hide and Seek with Grandpa – Illustration Process

Publication day ~ Hide and Seek with Grandpa

Hurrah! Today is official publication day of children’s book Hide and Seek with Grandpa. Written by Ed Allen and illustrated by me, this Scholastic book is very sweet and a lot of fun celebrating the beautiful relationship between a Grandpa and grandchildren!...
Cover Reveal – At the End of Holyrood Lane

Cover Reveal – At the End of Holyrood Lane

Today I received the advance copy of my new children’s picture book At the end of Holyrood Lane, written by Dimity Powell (also author of The Fix-It Man) and published by EK Books. Seeing the book in real life is always such a thrill, and this book (again...
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