Owen Davey
Obsessive About Octopuses

Children's Publishing

Commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
This is the 6th in a series of non-fiction picture books designed to highlight and celebrate different animal species. Octopuses are particularly bizarre, so I wanted to explore their weird and wonderful lives and what makes them so special and unique.

How was the illustration used:
A 40 Page Children's Book

How did you make this work:
I wrote this book and illustrated it (with the help of Flying Eye Books and the wonderful team there). After researching everything, and dividing the pages, I worked on compositions to keep an interesting pace and flow in the book. I then explored how to make the different species feel authentic but fun. I chose limited and bold colour palettes to keep the book feeling accessible and interesting.

Commissioner Name :
Sam Arthur
Commissioner Company :
Flying Eye Books

Social Media:
facebook.com/Owen Davey Illustration

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Currently Based:
United Kingdom

I am an Illustrator based in Worthing, UK. I have worked professionally as an Illustrator since 2009, collaborating with clients including Flying Eye Books, Google, Facebook, Walker Books, WWF, Sony, and National Geographic. I am the lead illustrator on the multi-award-winning app Two Dots and I have produced many picture books over the years which have been published in 17 languages globally.