Monday 17 August 2009

Illustrations for language and activity books

Much of my work over the years has been for publishers of EFL and activity books. Here is a selection of illustrations including some for a book of tennis games, some creative projects, a kids'game for the RNLI, a language book and a book for Babysigners. Take a look at my website to see more of my work and the variety of styles.

Friday 14 August 2009

The 125's

When I did this illustration the railway network in the UK was nationalised and went under the name of "British Rail".
I remember my first trip on one of these trains. They had been running on the Great Western route from London Paddington to Bristol for about a month in December 1977 when Christine and I went to Bath as guests of the printer Purnell. We were to see the illustrations for my first book coming off the press.
We thought the train ride was great. Now these diesel locomotives are due to be phased out and the line is being electrified. The end of yet another era for the railways.