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Trish Phillips

Quick fire questions

When is your most productive time to work?  Early morning or late evening, not lunchtime!
Drawing item you can’t live without?  3B pencil.
What music puts you in your groove?  Jazz for creating, classical for concentration.
Age of child you most love to draw?  Aged 7 1/4.
If you were an animal, what would you be?  A panda.
Favourite, yes only one, children’s book of all time?  Just so stories-Rudyard Kipling.
Illustrator, author from any time you most admire?  Quentin Blake.

Whitby gents – a commissioned humorous painting

A fun and recent Halloween brief for our Big Little Tales blog.

Character sketches from a publisher brief which didn’t come about but I enjoyed immensely.

An illustration for Kit Wright’s poem ‘A Big man comes back’ from Jack in the Beanstalk published by the reading charity Beanstalk.

Another from the same, this time Jack and his mother are confronted by an angry mrs giant.

From the creation of my self portrait ‘Big Little Tales’ profile came this adventurous little character called Pen.

All she needed was a partner in crime and here she is chatting to him – Ink.

An illustration from a lovely tale by Cliff McNish called The Winter Wolf. You can download the story for free from his website – a wonderful gift for Christmas.

I had a terrific time illustrating SCBWI badges one year for writers who entered their witty one liners about writing. This was own my version.

An all action page from one of my pop-ups The Greedy Dog.

A festive theme, one of the projects you can make from my book ‘Creative pop-ups’

A park scene from Going Home.

A pop-up project from Making Pop-ups & Novelty cards – Trish Phillips and Ann Montanaro.

Snippet from Sam the big bad cat by Sheila Bird, published by Harper Collins

Sea of Words

Shark and Bear pop-up