To any illustrators, especially professional illustrators and designers who are looking to get more into picture book illustration or illustration in general I would highly highly recommend taking a week out to visit Spain for Ilustratour a week of workshop and talks. I was asked to give a workshop and talk at Ilustratour last year and I was blown away by the whole experience. I would have got a lot from visiting these workshops as a participant. It is a 5 day course and then a weekend of talks. Last year Oliver Jeffers, Kitty Crowther, Nosy Crow, Marc Boutavant, Axel Scheffler and David Weisner among others gave talks and workshops amongst others in the beautiful town of Valladolid. A really lovely week of meeting new people and seeing inspiring new work. Here is one of my students Alejandro’s post. Follow them online and book a space for next year’s Ilustratour in July 2014.
also check out this amazing work, there is also a pic in there of myself and Oliver Jeffers in a drunken rendition of ‘The Wild Rover’ we only knew two verses (!!)