Sunday 23 November 2014

Pencil drawing of a woman for a medical brochure

Pencil drawing by Amanda Lillywhite
This drawing was part of a set done for a couple of medical brochures. It was a tight deadline and a lot of work so it all went through very quickly but I am quite pleased with the results and enjoyed working on the project.

The drawings were done on paper in a mixture of HB and 6B pencils. The linework was then altered to the Pantone blue the client required in Photoshop.

You can see more of my pencil drawings by clicking here.

Wednesday 19 November 2014

An illustration for the cover of a non-fiction book about risk management

One of the most enjoyable aspects of being a freelance illustrator, in my experience, is the variety of the work. Risk management is a new topic for me!

The illustration for the cover of Evgueni Ivantsov's book Heads or Tails combined pencil drawing, digital colour, vector based illustration (the scales) plus coin artwork downloaded from the US mint website. All elements were combined together using a bit of Photoshop magic.

More of my pencil drawings and vector based illustrations are in the Illustration Styles part of this blog.

A webcomic about a YA writer and a picture book author/illustrator - Duck&Bear

Duck&Bear was inspired by my own writing and illustrating experiences and those of fellow members of The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. It is a webcomic about a YA writer and a picture book author-illustrator - their efforts to create stories and have them published. Duck&Bear was made for the launch of SCBWI (British Isles) online magazine Words and Pictures. All 5 instalments are posted on my comics page.

Sunday 16 November 2014

Activity pages for Fortnum & Mason in Piccadilly, London

The inside spread.
My most recent commission was for Fortnum and Mason: a four page activity booklet for children. I wrote about this project and its tiny role at Judith Kerr's book launch for The Crocodile Under the Bed on my blog Illustrating for Children.