Xiao Xin - Chinese Children's Book Illustrator
Shanghai based illustrator Xiao Xin, creates incredibly smooth, glamorous & sophisticated illustrations; and shares his love of animals and portraying them.
The Grumpy Girl and the Flip Flop Frog!
I finished off my hedgehogs and panda on Monday, although I'm still not sure whether to add the white spine tips to the hedgehogs: it's one of those situations where I could ruin things, or it might be the perfect touch. Will come back to that one I think. Here's panda. I wasn't sure what colour to do the food, but wanted it bright against the bear, so went for a strawberry colour in the end, which will work better once the pink paper is replaced: I got very grumpy on Monday though, because…
Once upon a sketch was founded to give insight, education and news about the many facets of the Children’s Illustration Market » Lynne Chapman walks us through the genesis of her book, “Swap” Part 5
We explore the multiple posts of Lynn Chapman as she takes us through her latest children's book, Swap from concept to placing the artwork in the mail
Drawing A Cat
I needed to draw a cat for my picture book Bears on the Stairs, but unfortunately the cute puss Maddy, who might have been my model, had gone back home. Drat! Fortunately I remembered a wonderful old book I've had since I was a teenager, called Drawing A Cat. It was printed in 1945 (!) and was originally a present from my Dad to my Mum, who also loved to draw. Mum gave it to me when I showed real interest in drawing. It's great for reference, which is very useful to help make any animal…