Where's My Uncle Children's Picture Book
A children's picture book, self-published, written by Josh Denness and illustrated by me. Josh got in touch in the Autumn of 2018 to ask me to illustrate the story he had written for his niece Freya. Freya was always confused why Josh didn't live with them and only visited occasionally, and Josh wanted to write her a story to explain that although he wasn't close by, he still loved her very much.
It is a beautifully written rhyming story and I was so excited to work on it. I illustrated the scenes first in pencil, and then edited them together on Procreate on my iPad. Then I printed the scene out and used my trusty light box to watercolour on to a fresh sheet of paper. I wanted to add the colour in this way to make sure I couldn't obsess over painting over the pencil lines and make the watercolour illustrations a bit looser. Josh and I self-published and sold over 100 copies. Three went to the same little girl who loved the book so much she would dribble all over them and would need a replacement copy! Oh, and of course Freya herself loves the book – so much so she knows it off by heart!