childrensillustrations - Karen Donnelly's Latest Blog Articles View Karen Donnelly's Latest Blog Articles http://www.childrensillustrators.com/ Samples  Contact Creative went bust last year with ££££s of my hard earned income. Just found the pages I spent days putting together to meet their deadline. They may as well see the light of day. Mind you, that green on Little Dorrit's dress is a bit much....! Fri, 09 Feb 2018 15:43:30 +0000 http://www.childrensillustrators.com/illustrator-details/KarenDonnelly/id=621/blog/post=2810/Samples/ http://www.childrensillustrators.com/illustrator-details/KarenDonnelly/id=621/blog/post=2810/Samples/ Withering Tights by Louise Rennison  Just found these, a few of the chapter headings I did for the late Louise Rennison's YA novels 'Withering Tights' and 'A Midsummer Tight's Dream'. I never quite knew the brief or the schedule ...but the result was fab. If you have a chaotic, funny, life-loving young teen in your life, point them at these. Mon, 27 Jun 2016 09:51:37 +0100 http://www.childrensillustrators.com/illustrator-details/KarenDonnelly/id=621/blog/post=2486/Withering-Tights-by-Louise-Rennison/ http://www.childrensillustrators.com/illustrator-details/KarenDonnelly/id=621/blog/post=2486/Withering-Tights-by-Louise-Rennison/ On Track  English Language course for German schools market, featuring fictional families living in different English speaking countries who are all connected in various ways, and stay in contact using social media, online gaming, video calling, blogs etc. Great young C21 characters and a variety of different cultures to visit and explore.   This scene depicts Aimee and her extended family who live in Brighton, a busy popular seaside resort on the English south coast, which happens to be my home town.   Only snag, six months later, the Big Wheel is being dismantled and will no longer be a landmark on Brigton seafront. OOps. Thu, 09 Jun 2016 13:53:01 +0100 http://www.childrensillustrators.com/illustrator-details/KarenDonnelly/id=621/blog/post=2477/On-Track/ http://www.childrensillustrators.com/illustrator-details/KarenDonnelly/id=621/blog/post=2477/On-Track/ Nowyouknowabout...Carravaggio  Educational film about the italian artist Caravaggio, covering key autobiographical events, his working methods and achievements with the aim of encouraging 8-11 year olds to find out more. Fri, 20 May 2016 13:29:43 +0100 http://www.childrensillustrators.com/illustrator-details/KarenDonnelly/id=621/blog/post=2465/Nowyouknowabout-Carravaggio/ http://www.childrensillustrators.com/illustrator-details/KarenDonnelly/id=621/blog/post=2465/Nowyouknowabout-Carravaggio/ Eliza Bing Is NOT a Big Fat Quitter by Carmella Van Vleet  Cover art for great YA story about a teen girl set to find holiday activities while the family finances are stretched and her efforts at her friends bakery have not gone well. You'll have to read it.... Fri, 20 Feb 2015 10:01:00 +0000 http://www.childrensillustrators.com/illustrator-details/KarenDonnelly/id=621/blog/post=2226/Eliza-Bing-Is-NOT-a-Big-Fat-Quitter-by-Carmella-Van-Vleet/ http://www.childrensillustrators.com/illustrator-details/KarenDonnelly/id=621/blog/post=2226/Eliza-Bing-Is-NOT-a-Big-Fat-Quitter-by-Carmella-Van-Vleet/ Lucky Stars by Phoebe Bright, series of 10 titles.  Chapter books for  5-9 year olds; two main characters and their pets and a range of different children animals and adults who pop up through out the series. Cassie believes in magic, Alex believes in Science amd between the two of them they work things out! Below are the development sketches I did for each character, and a few finished pix. Good times! Tue, 11 Feb 2014 05:00:03 +0000 http://www.childrensillustrators.com/illustrator-details/KarenDonnelly/id=621/blog/post=1947/Lucky-Stars-by-Phoebe-Bright-series-of-10-titles/ http://www.childrensillustrators.com/illustrator-details/KarenDonnelly/id=621/blog/post=1947/Lucky-Stars-by-Phoebe-Bright-series-of-10-titles/ Association of Illustrators featured artists of the Month  Flavour of the Month at last!  http://www.aoiportfolios.com Tue, 07 May 2013 11:09:36 +0100 http://www.childrensillustrators.com/illustrator-details/KarenDonnelly/id=621/blog/post=1804/Association-of-Illustrators-featured-artists-of-the-Month/ http://www.childrensillustrators.com/illustrator-details/KarenDonnelly/id=621/blog/post=1804/Association-of-Illustrators-featured-artists-of-the-Month/