Wednesday, 26 February 2014
I've a HUGE stack of drawings on my desk today after a marathon of character development sketching for my new project. I've just finished rubbing out all the pencil lines (ouch!) and am about to start scanning them. Wish me luck.
Here's rather a grumpy character. The others are happier! Mostly.
Tuesday, 25 February 2014
Sunday, 23 February 2014
Sunday chez Ginger is usually a stay-in-onesie-catch-up-on-TV-on-the-sofa day...
Saturday, 22 February 2014
Friday, 21 February 2014
There was a strange and lovely phenomenon around here today - smiles on every face. And I'm pretty sure this happiness epidemic was caused by the return of something we've rather missed this winter. Sunshine!
Wednesday, 19 February 2014
Planned a lovely day with the nieces and took sketchbooks, pens and the brand new project briefs for their input (they are my own personal creative/editorial team). However, after enthusiastically reading Karen McCombie's book manuscript (which 11YO niece thought was awesome), we actually ended up watching funny kitten videos for... well... the rest of the day.
Tuesday, 18 February 2014
Monday, 17 February 2014
Sunday, 16 February 2014
Saturday, 15 February 2014
Thursday, 13 February 2014
Wednesday, 12 February 2014
Tuesday, 11 February 2014
The four other shortlisted books look totally awesome.
The judges of the award are 146 Year 8/9 pupils in Portsmouth who've now got a lot of reading to do! They alone (not teachers, librarians or parents) will be permitted to vote for the winner, which I think is brilliant. After all, these books weren't written for teachers, librarians and parents, were they?
Happy reading Portsmouth!
Monday, 10 February 2014
Sunday, 9 February 2014
Saturday, 8 February 2014
Friday, 7 February 2014
Thursday, 6 February 2014
What? Surely not?
I'm afraid so. *hangs head in shame* It's February and this is the first time I've post on my own blog!
Well, I could say that I've been seduced away to make lots of guest appearances on other people's blogs (which is true but a feeble excuse). I could say that I've been working like a mad thing since November 2013 and haven't had a moment to myself (which is also true but, again, pretty feeble).
So, I've resolved to pull up my socks and turn over a new leaf (and use more clichés) and post here EVERY DAY.
Yes, a daily doodle. Ginger's Daily Doodles, in fact.
My intention is to bring you a daily snapshot of what ever is on my desk. Sometimes it will be a sketchbook scribble or a rough drawing, sometimes completed artwork. I'll show you work in progress, through all stages and, if it's a secret project, I might post a fragment to tantalise you! I have several projects on the go at the moment so I thought I'd begin with a introductory handful...
|Something from my sketchbook|
|Work in progress on 'Star School on Tour', book 3 in a series I've been doing with Michaela Morgan and Edition Didier.|
|A character from my own WIP. It's going to be amazing! Can't show you what he's looking at. Not yet.|
|A teaser from my thrilling collaboration project with Jo Cotterill.|
|One of the characters I'm developing for a very cool website. I'll let you know when they go live.|