Paddy Donnelly
The Vanishing Lake

Children's Publishing

Commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
This is my debut author illustrated picture book. This story was inspired by a real vanishing lake, close to where I grew up in Ireland. I wanted to capture the magic of storytelling, imagination and the wonder of nature in this book, with creative use of light and colour. It's a very different process when illustrating your own story, and I loved being able to craft both the words and pictures.

How was the illustration used:
Picture book

How did you make this work:
I created the illustrations for this picture book completely digitally using a Wacom Cintiq and Photoshop.

Commissioner Name :
Yeehoo Press
Commissioner Company :
Yeehoo Press

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Paddy Donnelly is an Irish picture book author & illustrator living in Belgium. He has illustrated many children’s books, including The Vanishing Lake, Dodos Are Not Extinct, Here Be Dragons and Hom. The Vanishing Lake is his author illustrator debut. He works in a textured and painterly style and was nominated for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2022. He wishes Pluto was still a planet.