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

Friday, 15 October 2010

John Lawrence

Yesterday we had a tutorial with a super chap called John Lawrence. He was so humble but so talented...
He works in a very traditional way, engraving on wood , and has illustrated for some famous names, including Philip Pullman for the Folio Society.
John's work is truly beautiful and he was very generous with his time explaining his craft. It was wonderful to see his sketchbooks. Everytime I look at illustrators' sketchbooks I get more and more inspired (although sometimes it can be quite demoralising !)