I have some exciting news to share. I have been invited to illustrate a children’s book! I’m collaborating with the incredibly talented Wendy Milner, a professional writer who has just completed her first piece of children’s fiction.
It is a beautiful (and true!) story called “Grandad and the Baby Dolphin.” The Grandad of the story, Wendy’s father, was a cray-fisherman off the Western Australian coast. While out at sea one day, he came across a baby dolphin in trouble. The dolphin was tangled in ropes and was slowly sinking beneath the salt waves. Grandad and his fellow fishermen were determined to rescue the baby dolphin, but what happened next amazed them all…
These are some sneak peeks and close-ups of my work-in-progress on the illustrations. If you’d like to know more about this lovely story (and others to come), Wendy has built a website for us, which you can find at Grandad Stories. You can also read her personal blog at Blink Blackburn.
Have you been working on anything new? I’d love to hear about it!