I'm so glad I can finally tell you about an amazing project that I've been collaborating in. This autumn will see the long awaited release of 'Madeleine Goes to the Moon' by Pete Lynas, published by English Rose Publishing and illustrated by moi!
The book will soon have a website of its own where you can keep up to date with everything Madeleine, but for now you can follow the progress of creating the illustrations here on my blog!
This first book in the 'Madeleine goes to..' series sees Madeleine voyaging to outer space, exploring the moon in her magical moon buggy and even meeting some aliens! The question is will she still have time to tidy her room?...
Here's a little look at at Xalien 2. Sarah, Jessica and Adam have missed their special friend so much!!!
I've added my full portfolio to childrensillustrators.com! You can find me under letter 'R' for Roberts. Soon I will be adding a section that will be give you an insight into my studio, complete with pictures! You can view the full profile here http://www.childrensillustrators.com/charlieroberts
** Coming soon- prize draw for a signed high quality print**
Been working hard on storyboards for second book in the 'Xalien the Purple Alien' series. I started with pencil sketches which I went over in Photoshop to make them nice and sharp. Once approved these storyboards will become the bare bones of the final illustration. Working quickly on storyboards helps me stay intuitive and generally gives a smooth line, any issues with perspectives and sizing can be easily changed on the finals and clients obviously like a quick turn around for early visuals! At this stage of illustrating a book I think the most important thing to convey is good sense of character and to make sure the images 'flow' as a sequence.
**Stayed tuned for news about the release of the first book in this charming series 'Xalien the Purple Alien'**
I'm Charlie Roberts, an illustrator from Lancashire.