My drawings are usually A3 in size and I work in pencil, coloured pencil or black ball-point pen. I love to exaggerate the shapes and colours slightly...as I'm convinced that illustrating for a child's book has as much to do with making a statement as with representing reality. I particularly enjoy suggesting textured surfaces such as those found in nature or clothing. Photography plays a vital part in the gathering of reference material. Occasionally I illustrate digitally using a programme such as Serif Draw Plus. Digital illustrations are used in Nigel the Very Greedy Mouse, and Hidden Things, which are both published on Amazon Kindle (and best viewed in colour).