Two more book covers I've recently completed for the Football Factor children's book series I'm currently illustrating for Wayland Books have been posted over on Hachette's website, so I guess it's safe for me to reproduce them here too!
Preview of another book cover from the forthcoming children's book series 'Football Factor' I'm illustrating for Wayland Books. Details are on amazon but not yet up on Hachette, the publisher's website (possibly because the credits on the book cover need to be changed!).
Here is the cover image (pinched from the publisher's website!) I've illustrated for 'Seeing Red', part of the Football Factor series of children's books coming out from Wayland Books this autumn/winter. A series of six children's books written by Alan Durant, it focuses on the ups and downs of the football players of Sheldon Rovers, and is illustrated throughout by me.
I'm really enjoying working on this series as it brings back fond memories of when I was a kid, and how I began my love of drawing through reading comics such as Tiger and Roy of the Rovers. I use to love copying the comic artists who drew Billy's Boots and Hot Shot Hamish. Google John Gillatt's work on Billy's Boots if you get chance!
Back to work....
A preview of 'Football Factor', the children's book series I'm the illustrator for can be found in Wayland Books catalogue for 2013. Below is an extract featuring some of the illustrations I've already completed. Football Factor is written by Alan Durant and will be published by Wayland Books later this year. Details of all their children's book publications for 2013 can be found in their catalogue at the bottom of their home page.
To get into the practice of drawing footballers for the series, I did some some illustrations of Manchester United footballers for fun a few months back if you want to check them out.
Andrew Chiu is a UK based illustrator working in comics and children's books, concept art, editorial, as a storyboard artist and visualiser, and any other area of illustration that will have him. All images on this blog are copyright of the publishers unless otherwise stated.
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