Studying for an MA in Children's Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art....a wonderful place with lovely people!

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Good news!

Had a wonderful presentation from our tutor Pam Smy today. She brought in some of her sketchbooks (in a backpack!) which put us all to shame and showed us all what hard work really is.

Pam has a really refreshing approach to her illustrations, scanning images straight out of her animated sketchbooks to print. Every time we see work from other illustrators it is both inspiring and demoralising!

Her latest book 'Lob' has just been published and is based on sketchbook observational and imaginitive work. Really enjoyed looking through the many sketchbooks and asking questions.

The good news is that she looked at my work and was really encouraging is good to know I am making progress. Helpful suggestions from both Pam and Jane so I have bought some darker drawing materials and will concentrate on making stronger tonal contrasts and better composition.