'Baby Can Bounce' artwork - head down...

By Lynne Chapman
When last I showed you my artwork on the book, I was about to start the hedgehogs. I got on with them early last week:

There's so much other stuff tacked on the desk above, as I am using the artwork from Baby Goes Baaaaa! as colour reference for the characters etc. 

The hedgehogs are all done now:

They are illustrating the page: 'Baby can dance' of course. I thought it would be more fun if they were dressed up. As you can see from this earlier rough, they were originally going to be trying on Mum and Dad's clothes, like children do...

...but Egmont felt that made things look too old and not babyish enough, so I went for more random dress-ups instead.

I finished the week by working on the polar bear and the anteater. Polar bear is about done (Baby can hide) so today it's anteater (Baby can shake) I'm going to get stuck into.

This week John is going to help me out by scanning all the illustrations I've done so far, to send to Egmont. These won't be the final scans of course, just interim ones, but Egmont emailed to say they need some images to take to a sales meeting in the USA. I don't want to send the actual artwork, as sometimes I like to go back and tweak the ones I've previously finished, so home-scans are the next best thing.

It's so great to have someone else to be able to do the scanning, so I can get on with the next piece. 
Right, head down...


  1. Thanks for sharing these Lynne - great to see a productive desk with wonderful antics and expressions! Hilarious image of that babe stuck in the honey too. Subject reminds me of a book I did called 'Daddy Does the Cha,Cha,Cha!' which I don't often show because I don't like the cover. In any case Strictly Come Dancing has hit the kid's book world.

  2. These illustrations are so much fun! Love them! Can't wait to see the book in print! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Great to see your work in progress Lynne, some very fun characters. you've a very efficient desk!

  4. I was wondering Lynne, do you seek permission of your publisher to post work-in-progress online?


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