Linda Murray’s whimsical illustrations are imaginative and full of colour.
When creating illustrations I use a range of media. I usually paint in acrylic, but I also like to experiment with water colour or gouache. For drawing I use pencil, pen or water colour crayon. Sometimes I use a variety of media in an illustration.
These colourful eccentric creatures form part of a series I have been working on for a picture book. They are in acrylic.
Characters with hats
These portraits are acrylic on canvas. I painted the hats from real life and invented the characters.
Most of these mixed media collages have been combined with pen and acrylic.
Black and white
I use a variety of different pencils starting fairly lightly with a HB pencil and moving to 2B, 4B and 6B progressively as I increase the tonal range of the image.
Water colour, watercolour crayon, ink
These illustrations were completed quite a long time ago. A friend and I were invited to draw belly dancers as they practiced different moves.
We took our sketch pads and tried to draw the figures in constant motion – not an easy task. I took my scribbles home and developed them further. It is surprising how just trying to draw a moving object can help your drawing improve even though at times you think you are going nowhere.
For more of my illustrations you can visit my Scbwi page