Children’s author and illustrator Laura Wall talks about the birth of her beloved Goose, who has starred in a series of beautiful picture books Goose was originally written as part of my final year project at university. The project set was to write and illustrate a children’s book.
The task in my mind was so broad that I lost my way with it and started over-complicating ideas and illustrations. In frustration I went to my tutor who said, ‘draw the first thing that comes to your head’ he made me realise that I wasn’t cheating by doing something simple and that simple illustrations can have more impact.
Posted 1 October 2014
And thus Goose was born, I have no idea why a Goose was the first thing that came to me though, but I’m pleased he did! From the very early stages you can see the friendship between Goose and Sophie in these simple illustrations and from the offset once I had my characters I knew it was all about this very simple, uncomplicated and endearing friendship.
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