Gina Maldonado is currently studying with Maggy Roberts on the Illustrating Children’s Books Diploma Course. Gina posted her illustration on our student forum for her fellow students to view and comment on. As soon as I saw it I knew it just had to be featured on our blog and website. I absolutely love the colours and the happy, vibrant feel that Gina has created within the illustration. Gina has very kindly written about her piece below. Why not visit Gina’s Blog too!
I’m very glad you liked my illustration. For this illustration I spent a long time sketching, thinking about and singing the poem until I had a general idea of what I wanted to do. Then, I drew the illustration with pencil on a bigger sheet of paper more carefully and adding details – I’m a big fan of Pinterest, I used it to gather ideas for the details. When I was happy with my illustration I scanned it and coloured in Photoshop using textures I had made with pastels, coloured pencils and acrylics.