This is the image I drew on the visualiser at the Weston Library, Oxford. It was done in front of about 100 people, with Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell peeking over my shoulder. It was all a bit nerve-racking. Chris later posted them on the Guardian’s blog and only then did I notice the nerves really did get the better of me as I forgot to finish the sleeve of the wolf’s left arm! The illustration shows a wolf drawing a sheep.
The photograph above shows me drawing in Blackwells Bookshop, Oxford.
I spent a very happy hour drawing this on an easel while customers in the shop were free to stop and chat. The theme for this year’s Big Draw is EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORY.
During the afternoon in Blackwells Bookshop all the authors attending the launch were invited to sign the visitors’ book. This is the second volume, and is nearly finished. The first entry of this volume was in 1964 and has many very famous names, including Muhammed Ali and Bill Clinton, so I’m in very good company. Philip Pullman was also part of the launch but sadly wasn’t available at the time of signing this.