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Interview with Loretta Schauer

My favourite pen or pencil would probably be a fat soft chunky graphite stick. I have quite a few, (5B to 9B), and coupled with random bits of crayon, charcoal, and scrappy brushes I use them to create messy lines and textures for my picture book characters. But the work-a-day pencil I can’t live without,… Continue reading Interview with Loretta Schauer

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Interview with Poonam Mistry

I use a lot of different types of stationary for my illustrating and writing process. My go to ones are my mechanical pencils and a coloured highlighter. When I get given a project the first thing I do is highlight and annotate ideas around words or sentences that I think have good strong imagery. For… Continue reading Interview with Poonam Mistry

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Interview with Emma Graham

When drawing I love a mechanical pencil, not bothered what make, but with a 2b or 4b soft lead for sketching. When it comes to final artwork it varies according to the piece, again sometimes a ‘no outline’ look requires a lightly lined outline to ink in, this again is with a 0.5 mechanical pencil,… Continue reading Interview with Emma Graham

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Interview with John Shelley

Pens and pencils are at the absolute core of what I do as an illustrator, I use a variety of traditional dip pens and nibs and a bottle of india ink (old school!) for my finished book illustrations. Outside the art studio though, for everything else – doodling, sketching, writing, shopping lists – I’m completely… Continue reading Interview with John Shelley