I enjoy illustrating the Lily series as I can bring in more elements of fantasy into my illustrations, unlike the "real" worlds of Billie B Brown or the Go Girl series. Of course I enjoy working on all series, but it's nice to get variety of themes, even within the young girls series, as I can poke into different parts of my creative mind to come up with images.
Like for almost all the series books the covers are completed and sent to
the publishers before I actually get to read the manuscript.
For this cover I was briefed for "Image featuring Lily and the box of dreams".
Above are two roughs I came up with.
Inked and coloured!
This was sent through to Scholastic and their talented designer put the
rest of the cover together :)
Usually about a month later I receive the manuscript and brief for the internal illustrations.
Meet Ella and Bella. The mischievous twins!
And couple more images I enjoyed doing :)
Especially Angel Freddy Fingaling.
He appeared in the 3rd book as a bus driver.
Check out his funky flower phone!