Every month Words & Pictures highlights a SCBWI member as Featured Illustrator, with a biography and gallery of images on our Illustrator Showcase site. Trish Phillips offers a selection of her favourite illustrations from the year.

It is always a surprise when December arrives and in a few short weeks, it will be a new year. Throughout 2018 our Featured Illustrators have been beavering away, but have made time to share some of their illustrations with us and answer questions to enable us a glimpse of their world and what makes them tick. The header piece by Giuliana Gregori, Little Mole and the falling leaves sums up this time of year and beautifully kicks off the festive season. Here are more of my favourite illustrations from the year.

Jan Barger
Mehrdokht Amin
Morag Hood
Catherine Hyde
Andy Davies

Louise Gardner
Jill Calder
Holly Swain
Kim Geyer

As you can see, our Featured Illustrators are incredibly talented, it's inspiring to see the individuality sparkle. It would have been perfect for me to summarise a common thread in all answers to the quick-fire questions and deliver to you a magic formula to successful illustration. However, the clue was in their answers; everyone is different and there is no formula – your own way is perfect for you.

So we say goodbye to this year with Kim Geyer who is our last Featured Illustrator of 2018, and look forward to seeing more from our illustrators next year. I hope you have enjoyed their work, do click on each link to see more, and all illustrators featured previously can be viewed by scrolling to the bottom of the page in the illustrators showcase https://www.scbwishowcase.org/

(Header image © Giuliana Gregori)


Illustration Committee member Trish Phillips is an author, illustrator and paper engineer, her website is www.trishphillipsbooks.com
Twitter: @trish_again
Blog: biglittletale

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