‘Shy of Coconuts’ Evil Coconut Illustrative Print-
‘Have a couple of tries at winning a prize-
Knock a coconut down with a ball.
But watch out for attack as they throw the ball back,
Because Coconuts aren’t shy at all!’ – ‘The Fun of the Unfair’
This image and the verse above come from ‘The Fun of the Unfair’, a story that I wrote and illustrated about a spooky fairground, and it’s slightly freakish inhabitants.
I’ve always had a love of toys and dolls, and I adore stop-motion animation, so it’s unsurprising that my style of illustration would reflect this. My illustrations are made by crafting mixed-media three-dimensional environments, and characters, I arrange these to form a scene, often using coloured lighting to create an atmosphere, and then photograph to produce a two dimensional image.