I have been very quiet here on my blog. The main reason is I have been busy working on illustration a book for Ghostly Publishing (http://ghostlypublishing.co.uk/). Written by Leyland Perree and a illustrated by me.
It is avaliable for pre-order on Amazon (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Great-Reef-Race-Leyland-Perree/dp/0957243464/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1340455600&sr=8-1)
Although this is not my first book I have illustrated it is the first one for a publisher. I am finding it hard going as I am used to drawing for myself, but I know this is the nature of the beast and I think I am begining to get the hang of it.
My drawing style is quite laboured as I use 5 different pens and sort of draw the same image 5 times but it is my style now and I can't draw as fast as I used to. Also my colouring (digitally) has become a bit more laboured as I now use shading. Although my drawing style has become more labour intensive I think it has brought my style to a new level. Something to be proud of.
Now I am turning my hobby into a job I must not loose my love of drawing. So I will be trying to work on the Great Reef Race and drawing for myself on occasions too.