Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Primary School Visit

A few months ago I visited a really nice school, Gipsey Bridge Primary School in Boston. The children were all really friendly and interested to see my illustrations and learn about how I go about creating them.

I worked with the foundation, infant and junior year groups - helping them create their own illustrations to support stories they had written together as classes. I did a quick presentation of my work for each class - where we would discuss my books and what it is like to be an illustrator. The children then had a chance to fire a barrage of questions at me! I managed to answer most of them, I think!

The most fun came when I was surrounded by the school and challenged to draw different things as quickly as I could! Most of the children got something to take home with them - And I received a nice big blister on my drawing hand! The Dancing Hedgehog proved to be very popular with the kids.

Thank-you to all the children and staff at Gipsey Bridge Primary School for inviting me to visit your school!

The school library had just been renovated for the children.

Some of the work and letters the children sent me.

'The Mole's Wish' a story written and illustrated by the Foundation year. 

Monday, 29 August 2011

New Website

I have finally finished putting my summer exhibition together for 2011. You can view the new portfolio at : www.richardjohnsonillustration.co.uk

The old address, but with examples of lots of new work, please take a look and feel free to drop me a message if you like what you see.

Friday, 19 August 2011

. New Blog .


Welcome to the new blog! It will hopefully serve as a place to see new examples of my work and where I will be posting any news on recent commmisions, forthcoming publications and exhibitions.

To see more examples of my work please visit my portfolio and showcase - www.richardjohnsonillustration.co.uk