A while back I completed a very exciting illustration project: namely a children’s book titled “Cuthbert the Colourful Troll”. The entire process of character design to sketching and finally the full colour illustrating of the book, was a challenge but a thrilling one. I worked with a fantastic Author – Patrick Halliday, and together we crafted a lovely little book which centers on the adventures of a fluffy, colour changing troll.
It was amazing to illustrate the fantastical world in which Cuthbert lives, and all of his forest friends. From his gossamer winged fairy rescuer to the wise old Sunflower who lived at the foot of the mountain.
Currently the book is unavailable as it goes through various publishing processes, but I received my copies from the first run of limited edition books, and it was super exciting to hold all that work in my hands in such a nice shiny package! I’m hoping that Cuthbert will eventually turn into a series of books, and it will be great to get out the pencils again and grow my illustration skills with new challenges that another of his adventures may present.
All in all it was an incredibly rewarding project to work on and great to work with people dedicated to it’s success.