Featured Illustrator:

Layn Marlow

 

Quick fire questions

What  fuels your day?  Mugs of tea.

Favorite colour?  ?  If I’m feeling quiet it’s a light greyish aquamarine;  if I’m feeling more gregarious it’s a deep earthy red.

Inspiration or muse?  Nature

How old is your inner child?  5

Tell us one thing you love about your workspace.   The walk-in (for small people) cupboard under the eaves, where I can hoard all the bits and pieces I might one day need for making things.

Favourite subject to draw?   Animals with attitude

Favourite book?  The House at Pooh Corner by AA Milne, illustrated by Ernest Shepard



Layn's portfolio site  laynmarlow.co.uk

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Tiger in the classroom
Tiger in the classroom

unpublished (exhibited as part of SCBWI illustrator showcase 2012)

Chloe and Bear
Chloe and Bear

sketch for unpublished project 2011

Voles at night
Voles at night

unpublished sample for fiction project 2012

Pandas
Pandas

unpublished sketches, 2012

Christmas Tree Bear
Christmas Tree Bear

card design 2010

You’ll be cold, cold, cold
You’ll be cold, cold, cold

from forthcoming picture book 'You Make Me Smile', OUP 2013

Smile
Smile

sample illustration for forthcoming picture book 'You Make Me Smile', OUP 2013

Vole meets rat
Vole meets rat

unpublished sample for fiction project 2012

Tortoise plays slowly and thoughtful
Tortoise plays slowly and thoughtful

from 'Hurry up and Slow Down', OUP 2009

Tortoise opens their favourite pictu
Tortoise opens their favourite pictu

from 'Hurry up and Slow Down', OUP 2009

Tortoise opens their favourite pictu
Tortoise opens their favourite pictu

early sample for project already entitled 'Hurry up and Slow Down', c 2003

Nellie’s allergies
Nellie’s allergies

for Viatris pharmaceuticals 2002

My brave little duck
My brave little duck

from 'Puddle’s Big Step', author Amber Stewart, OUP 2010

Dad told a story and Mum sang a song
Dad told a story and Mum sang a song

sample illustration for 'Christmas Wishes', author Tony Mitton, Orchard Books 2007

Mouse studies
Mouse studies

unpublished early piece for portfolio c 2003

Frog Studies
Frog Studies

unpublished early piece for portfolio c 2003

Hedgehog
Hedgehog

unpublished sketch c. 2006

Climbing along Red Rock Ridge
Climbing along Red Rock Ridge

from 'Too Small for my Big Bed', author Amber Stewart, OUP 2013

In the deep dark
In the deep dark

from 'Too Small for my Big Bed', author Amber Stewart, OUP 2013

Pouncing in the Golden Grasslands
Pouncing in the Golden Grasslands

from 'Too Small for my Big Bed' author Amber Stewart, OUP 2013