Friday, 11 November 2011

This is it. Final version. Now I am happy and off to the framer.

Decided that the previous print didn't quite work so I have re-worked it and I like this a lot more though not totally convinced, yet.

A new screen print of an old design.

Monday, 31 October 2011

I am really delighted to have been asked to join this group of five other children's book illustrators for an exhibition at Merriefield in Kent. The exhibition runs from 24th November - 10th December so please pop in if you are in the area. I am currently working on some Owl and the Pussycat Go on an Adventure screen prints so I had better move away from the computer and get on with them as time is flying.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Finally back to work so I spent my precious few hours dedicated to illustration per week making a cover for my teaching diary. Perhaps not the best use of my time but I think I needed a bit of mindless doodle. In fact I enjoyed it so much I might do a back cover as well.

Sunday, 7 August 2011

I have started making some little origami books as an introductory project for my new teaching post. These are my first efforts, I think I need to practise the hardback binding a bit more before I attempt to show nine year olds how to do it! I think it will be a lovely project though and will help me get to know a bit about the children right from the start. I'm looking forward to it.

Sunday, 31 July 2011

After her exciting encounter with the wolf Little Red Riding Hood becomes obsessed with seeking out further danger.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

I finally appear to be getting around to writing another book so I thought I would post a combination of writing and doodle in the belief that going public will hopefully encourage me to keep at it even though it is school holidays and we are moving house to another part of the country and I am starting a new job. Chaos reigns in the Symons household but I wouldn't have it any other way.

Friday, 8 July 2011

I am trying hard to incorporate more full on backgrounds as I tend to keep them quite minimal. This is a start. More experimenting I think. Trouble is I do like a bit of white and light. So many things to think about.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

I did this a couple of weeks ago but I couldn't upload things for some reason so here it is now. I did do a colour version of it but I prefer the drawing. This week I am determined to complete an Illustration Friday.

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

I have decided to try and do Illustration Friday again so this was my idea for last week - Safari. I never got around to finishing it but it is great to try out different ideas - gets the creative juices going.

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

A screen print from the nursery rhyme 'Sing a song of sixpence'. This is also going into the Sudbury exhibition.

This is the first of what I hope will be a series of all the little piggys from the nursery rhyme. It is a gouache painting which I have now produced as a screen print ready for exhibition in Sudbury.

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Lion is from my book 'Lucy and the Lion'. He didn't quite make it into my MA show so here he is for all to see.

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Please do come and join us for the Cambridge School of Art Children's Book Illustration MA show at Foyles Bookshop from the 1st - 10th February and see the work of some fantastic new illustrators.