Usually when you mention to anyone that you’re doing ‘research’ it can sound a bit pompous, and boring, but I love doing research, especially when it comes to picture books!
I find that looking at different forms of illustrative books, can be a real eye opener, the chosen colours, the layout, the interpretation of characters, the style…
Right, I think it’s time to do some drawing of my own- Wait there what’s this? An old photo of mine has got stuck between one of the pages in the books, Roald Dahls Revolting Rhymes if you’re interested.
Please excuse the quality of this photograph, but this painting was the first one I ever sold! Wow, how did that get in there?
Thanks Mr Dahl for keeping it safe for me x