Desmond’s Dragon book

By Alice on Wednesday November 01st 2017 at 07:36

I created the illustrations for this book called Desmond’s Dragon by Anne Stairmand; Imagine finding a dragon outside your bedroom window one night, just like Desmond! Follow the adventures Desmond has with his dragon when he takes him to school.

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‘Fantastic book with beautiful illustration. My daughter loves this book and we have to read it every night before bed!’ Sarah, 05/10/17

I was given the script and a list of illustrations required, and I worked on ideas for the pages in biro at first. These were the first drawings for page 34.
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I then moved onto monoprint drawings
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They were cleaned up and presented as a black and white page layout

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Anne suggested that Desmond was added in, which I think worked really well.

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I then coloured up the image in photoshop, and supplied this final illustration

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it’s lovely to have a copy of the published book - I had to work hard on scale and composition, and showing the context of the illustration in the background too.

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It’s nice to see the reviews on amazon…
‘My grandson aged 3 loves me to read this to him and there are so many good, bright illustrations to stimulate discussion.’ Josephine, 01/09/17

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You can buy the book here:
:: https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-desmonds-dragon/anne-josephine-stairmand/9780956923479
:: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Desmonds-Dragon-Perfectly-Stories-Collection/dp/095692347X

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