It has been some time since I last posted. Quite a number of things have happened since then: the end of my first year in the MA Children's Book Illustration course, and winning third place in the Macmillan Prize 2013 (hurrah!). I have to say that winning a prize is such a pleasant surprise, and a welcome indication that I'm on the right track.
The Macmillan Prize is an annual competition open to UK-based students and requires the submission of a complete children's picture book dummy. The story I submitted is Lili, about a sweet girl with red-hot hair. I had originally worked on this as part of a project in the course, and the following are the pictures from the story.