Keith Robinson
Snow Foal

Book Covers

Commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
Cover for a mid-grade novel: When 11-year-old Addie is fostered on a remote Exmoor farm, she is full of hurt, anger and mistrust. But rescuing a wild foal from the moorland snow, she discovers she’s not so alone after all. Brief: Focus on the connection between Addie and the Foal, evoking a feeling with young girls that they ‘want to be Addie’ and have a wonderful connection with an adorable foal.

How was the illustration used:
Book cover and promotional material.

How did you make this work:
Hand-drawn elements and textures in ink were scanned, assembled and colourised in Photoshop, with additional artwork created using digital painting techniques. Special attention was given to the colour palette and landscape details, to create a wintry atmosphere but with warmer colours that feel inviting to the the reader. The shaggy winter coat of the foal was also an important texture to evoke.

Commissioner Name :
Lizzie Gardiner
Commissioner Company :
Egmont UK Ltd
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United Kingdom

Keith Robinson has been a freelance illustrator since 2001, following a successful career in television. He works predominantly in children’s publishing for clients including Bloomsbury, Egmont, Usborne and Disney. He lives in Dorset with his wife and children, where the landscape and coast provide constant inspiration. He particularly enjoys illustrating nature, historical and fantasy subjects.