Naomi Tipping
Ruby and Bird - A Modern Folktale.

Children's Publishing

Un-commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
I used the prompts from Folktale Week on Instagram as an opportunity to produce some interesting sequential imagery, suitable for older children. I wanted the main character to have ASD, without saying so in the text, and for the theme to be ambiguous and thought provoking. These are five images from a set of seven.

How was the illustration used:
Self promotion - to build my children's portfolio.

How did you make this work:
I used a mixture of ink, printed textures, and hand drawn elements, as well as photographs of the origami boat, and collaged these digitally.

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Currently Based:
Nottingham, UK

Naomi has worked for a wide variety of editorial and publishing clients over the last 20 years. She loves to combine drawing, texture and collage, to create fun, thought provoking illustrations, with a handmade feel. Naomi is based in Nottingham. She can often be found with her sketchbook in an around the city. She loves to #runtosee, combining two of her favourite things - running and drawing!