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Friday, 1 November 2013

Terrifying Trio...(ish)

Colin the Spider...

Don't Lose Your Head...

Travel in Style...

Only a smidge late with these! Here are my three Halloween pictures for this year!

I'm currently working on a rather jolly picture book, so it was nice to take a break from that to go over to the dark side and get the blacks and greys out!

These images were all made traditionally, with no digital tinkering and are a mix of ink, gouache, pencil crayon and chalk pastel, on matte white card.

Sorry about the slightly cack-handed photos of them. I really should have scanned them.

Bad Alex!

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Arthur the Artist...

Today I got to hangout with my one and a half year old godson Arthur!

We had quite an adventure!

We walked his big sister (my fairy goddaughter) to school and we walked back home again. We waved at a lorry and investigated a gnome statue in a neighbouring front garden. But then it was time to knuckle down to some serious artistic work! 

Here are some pictures of our creative endeavours. 
As you can see, Arthur is rather nifty at colouring in. 
We created lots of pictures and even a portrait of his sister for her to find when she comes home from school! 

Then Arthur's mummy came home, so the wax crayons were quickly stashed under the seat of his toy scooter (obviously?!) for next time and it was time for Arthur to have a big mummy cuddle and a morning nap. Colouring in is VERY tiring work...

Well done Arthur! 

Friday, 20 September 2013

Mr Rabbit's Wet Wednesday Walk...

Mixed media on hot pressed watercolour paper. 

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

The Girl and the Goose

click to enlarge.

Original (non digital) painting.
Pencil, gouache and coloured pencil.

Thursday, 15 August 2013

HECTOR and the BIG BAD KNIGHT - now available to preorder!


It gives me GREAT pleasure to be able to reveal the title and cover of my next picture book!

Hector and the BIG BAD KNIGHT 

Publishing 6th March 2014 (Scholastic Picture Books)

This is my ninth picture book and I am super excited about it!

Here's some details from the publishers:

"When Hector's granny has her magic wand stolen by The Big Bad Knight, Hector, the tiniest boy in the village, decides to go after him. 
And when The Big Bad Knight sends a dragon after Hector, our hero knows just what to do - with a little help from a bag of crisps! Soon it's time for The Big Bad Knight to learn a little lesson about knightly manners. 
A fun-filled new picture book about the power of good with quirky illustrations from award-winning Alex T. Smith."

Hector is available to pre-order now from 
Amazon, Waterstones and from your local independent book store.

Keep checking back here for more details and sneak peeks coming soon!

Oh! Go on then... if you insist...
Here's your first sneak peek!