My name is Heather Robertson and I am studying with Maggy Roberts on the Illustrating Children’s Books Diploma Course. My illustration below is from the ‘Scary Poem’ Assignment and I found this to be the most difficult of all the assignments. Firstly because it was a subject matter I don’t enjoy much or spend much time looking at, and it was all in black and white which meant i had to work really hard on tonal values which I struggle with. Then I had to use ink, which is very unforgiving! I went through many scraps of paper, post it notes and tracing paper before I was happy with it, and wish I’d used tracing paper with some of my earlier pieces as it makes layout so much easier.
Illustrating Children’s Book Diploma