It’s Friday! And that means it’s time for Pass the Book Baton. Every week Alphabet Soup features a book creator who will answer one question before throwing a new question to the next Friday visitor. (It’s kind of like a book relay in slow motion.)
Today the book baton is passed to Gabriel Evans. He has illustrated over twenty books and designed over a hundred greeting cards, painted large gallery artwork, and travelled across Australia presenting illustration workshops and seminars in schools and festivals.
Here are some of the books he’s illustrated:
Last week Sue Whiting asked:
What would you do differently in terms of the development of your career as an illustrator if you had your time over again?
It has been an absolute pleasure working with Sue during her time at Walker Books.
If I was to have my time again I would definitely experiment more with my art. I was always trying to make perfect, beautiful pictures that limited my experimentation.
It’s only in recent years I take enormous pleasure and satisfaction from making risks and discovering new, creative systems. That means using BIG brushes, spray bottles, palette knives, goose feathers, cardboard, fingers, sticks and anything else I can think of.
It’s all about learning through creative, messy fun!
Find out more about Gabriel Evans and his books and art — visit his website!
And now Gabriel passes the book baton to the next Friday visitor — Alice Pung. Alice writes books for a range of ages. You might have read her Marly books from the Our Australian Girl series.
“You’re both a solicitor and author. How do you balance these two jobs? Is there a connection between the two?”
Check in every Friday for mini interviews with children’s authors and illustrators.
See you next week!