Sunday 19 August 2007

Newest book - just published!!

The latest book I illustrated (Nina and Little Duck by Wendy Hartmann), has just been published! Here are a few double spreads. (Click on "TRADE BOOKS" above for more information).

Monday 13 August 2007

I've added a whole lot of links... created more blogs for myself, created blogs for the SCBWI South Africa and added links of other SA writers & illustrators and interesting websites - see the list in the sidebar and go and have a peep. If you're a SA writer/illustrator and your link is not there, please let me have your link details and I will add it.

Paddy Bouma and Wendy Hartmann have just started their own blogs - go and have a look!

(The picture above is a test illustration.)
I'm playing with sketches of babies. Newborn Babies: The neck flops and drops forward; reflexes; startled and jerky arm and leg movements; when open, eyes look either sleepy or wide eyed (startled); head size exaggerated (about one third of body size), basically body grows to catch up with head size; arms and legs very short (I remember a school readiness test where the child must be able to cross its arm over its head and touch the ear on the other side - that's about age 4 or 5). More about drawing babies later - I'm really enjoying this!!!

Friday 3 August 2007

I have not been blogging for a while, but I have a very good reason: Her name is Klara and she arrived at 10h50, weighing in at 4.1Kg (9 pounds) on Tuesday, July 31, 2007. My daughter, Alexia, gave Johann and me our first grandchild. Once I get used to the wonderful feeling of being a granny, I will probably start drawing babies and babies and some more babies... After all, I now have the most beautiful model in the whole wide world.
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