I’m very proud to announce the release of my first illustrated picture book, ‘A Whale of a Day at Botany Bay’. It was written by Sian Turner in 2018, and I began illustrating it in 2019, and completed in 2020. I receive the clever rhyming words which suited my Australian style of art, and from that I created the storyboard, the layouts, the hand painted illustrations or Acrylic on Gesso Board, and then did the digital master with the text…to really make the visuals my own.
Have you ever wondered what happens when a whale sneezes? Join Wilbur and his Aussie friends as they play in Botany Bay. This picture book brims with colour, telling a tale of friendship and joy for young children.
Written by Sian Turner. Illustrated by Peter Ryan. Published by Wild Eyed Press
225 x 295mm softcover.