2018 BY LAURACROSSILLUSTRATION

Hello, hello and welcome to my site.

 

I’m an illustrator who loves creating characters and giving them a personality and a whole new world to live in.

After graduating with a degree in Illustration with Animation from Manchester Metropolitan University, I decided to travel. I went to many wonderful places, had many wacky adventures and met amazing people. Then one day I decided to go back to the UK and put all that inspiration to good use. Now I’m living in Manchester again and illustrating all kinds of things, trying to make my picture book dreams come true.

Apart form children’s books and travelling, I also love:

  • camping, hiking and generally being outdoors in nature

  • TREES. I feel completely relaxed when I’m surrounded by trees.

  • Exploring new streets and finding secret coffee shops.

  • coffee and chocolate

  • cactus, because they’re more difficult to kill, but not impossible. 

  • growing my own vegetables. Last year I grew pumpkins, even though they were yellow and no bigger than an apple, they tasted like pumpkins, so…success! 

 

About my process, I always start with coloured pencils and a large pad of A2 paper. Then I either paint with watercolours or scan and colour digitally using Photoshop and my Wacom Intuos.

 

When I’m not working on picture book projects, I also work on commissions. 

 

For example:

  • wedding or christening invitations

  • birthday cards

  • festival posters

  • family/friends portraits

  • personalised gifts

 

If you’re interested in a commission, I’d love you to contact me, by email or through social media, and we can discuss the details and cost.

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