These fabulous books feature Pandora and her granny Araminta who is (whisper it) . . . a witch: they are 120 pages long, fully illustrated in black and one colour, and each contains three stories. The spot colour we used for this book was orange - which just happens to be my favourite colour - here's a sneak preview of one of the pages . . .
So to celebrate, I thought I’d post a short clip showing the process I use to create the artwork for these books.
First up is a rambling vid where I attempt to draw Pandora whilst holding the camera in my other hand. It’s a must-see for anyone who likes out-of-focus gloomy video of pencils hovering above paper, and pen lids being chased around the page by pen barrels in an attempt to put them on one-handed.
And, drawing achieved, here’s a follow-up where I show what happens once I’ve scanned in the pic. Since this is filmed from the screen it shouldn’t induce motion-sickness to the same extent as part 1 . . .