2020

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FEATURED ILLUSTRATOR

BONNIE HELEN HAWKINS

Quick fire questions

When is your most productive time to work? 
Early in the morning. If deadlines are looming will work late into the night.

Drawing item you can’t live without? 

My Blackwing.

What music puts you in your groove? 

Anything by Hans Zimmer played usually on a loop and at full volume.

Age of child you most love to draw?  

Still young enough to be optimistic.

If you were an animal, what would you be? 

Tiger.

Favourite, yes only one, children’s book of all time? 

Robin Hob - I don’t know if you would call her a children’s writer but I think all YA people should read her “Liveship Traders Trilogy” and “Rain Wide Chronicles”.


Illustrator, author from any time you most admire? 

Edmund Dulac - his composition, economic of line and use of colour simply can not be faulted.

Butterfly dreams
Memento Mori
WIP Children’s Book USA publisher (detail)
WIP Children’s Book USA publisher (detail)
WIP Children’s Book USA publisher (detail)
WIP The Seahorse - mermaid book (detail, colour)
WIP mermaid book (spot illustration)
WIP mermaid book (colour full page)
The King of Death - Orfeia
WIP mermaid book
Selection of Vignettes - ORFEIA
Finn and the Giant Book of Monsters
The Ballroom - Orfeia (detail)
Queen Mab - Orfeia
Humpback - The Blue Salt Road
Fae Girl with Tiger - Orfeia
Sleeping Daisy - Orfeia (portrait of Joanne’s daughter)
Waiting by Moonlight - The Blue Salt Road
ODIN - Published in A Pocketful of Crows
The October Witch - A Pocketful of Crows
The Lighthouse Keeper - The Blue Salt Road