2020

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

WIP mermaid book (colour full page)