Thursday, 19 April 2018

Children Book Illustration: Country Show THE MOVIE!


Yesterday, I shared some of the illustrations I have been creating for the books I've written and illustrated for my children based on their own family members.  I had so much fun creating these that I also translated them into mini movies.  Here's is Country Show - based on my mothering law Juli Stevens, Alfred and Elsies grandmother.

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Children Book Illustration: Country Show


Over the past few months I have been writing my own stories for my two children Alfred and Elsie aged three and two respectively. The stories are based on their own family member's and true events that have taken place (enhanced a little!)  I had great fun illustrating these stories so I thought I would share them on the blog.









Country Show is based on my mothering law, Juli Stevens, who loves horses and her grand children.  Though Alfred and Elsie are still a bit young, she dreams of taking them on their two miniature shetland ponies Misty and Ollie to one of the local country fairs on her live aboard horse box.  This story is based on bringing those drams to life in a short story!

I enjoyed creating these books so much that also translated them into short films too. 


Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Children Book Illustration: Combine in Trouble THE MOVIE


Yesterday, I shared some of the illustrations I have been creating for the books I've written and illustrated for my children based on their own family members.  I had so much fun creating these that I also translated them into mini movies.  Here's is Combine in Trouble   - based on my father Brian Kiddy and Corinne Kiddy.

Monday, 16 April 2018

Children Book Illustration: Combine In Trouble


Over the past few months I have been writing my own stories for my two children Alfred and Elsie aged three and two respectively. The stories are based on their own family member's and true events that have taken place (enhanced a little!)  I had great fun illustrating these stories so I thought I would share them on the blog.









Combine in Trouble is based on my Father Brian Kiddy and my step Mother Corinne who liv on a farm just south of Cambridge in the UK. This is the farm i grew up on too!  In the mornings when Alfred wakes up early he always asks me to tell him stories about Grandads farm.  I made up various stories about tractors named after my children and their cousin Piyr's and thought that I should translate it into an actual book they could read over and over.  After creating the book I knew I had to go on to include all their other family members so keep posted for the rest!


As with the other stories, I also translated this into a short movie too!  Much better than watching the various other children films on streaming sites that go on repeat on rainy days!




Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Illustration in Progress - video!


I do lots of illustration work in Adobe Illustrator including the below illustration of Gressenham Workhouse in Norfolk which I created for a piece of artwork in progress.

When people see these illustrations I often get asked if they are created by simply 'clicking a button on my computer!!'  I WISH and surely if this was the case then everyone would be doing it all all artworks would be of the same handwriting??!

I though I would video myself creating this illustration to prove how it's done so all of us graphic illustrators can perhaps get the credit we deserve.

in total the illustration took 30 minutes which I have sped up to be  about 20 seconds.  See below...

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