Stefan de Groot

Dutch illustrator who works a lot in Procreate.

Children’s story book produced in Procreate, then developed into e-book and animation.

He has produced a lot of very useful tutorials on using Procreate. Though his style is not very innovative I find.

Enhancing existing artwork and working over photos

Recommends taking RAW photo, not scanning to get better colour and texture for watercolour.

Do colouring in multiply and highlights in overlay mode









Procreate Manual

Sara Fanelli

Sara Fanelli website:

Sara Fanelli Pinocchio

To Be Done

edited from Wikipedia

Sara Fanelli (born 1969) is a native-Italian British artist and illustrator, best known for her children’s picture books. Fanelli was born in Florence. She came to London to study art at Camberwell College of Art and then the Royal College of Art where she graduated in 1995.



  • Button (London: ABC, 1994)
  • My Map Book (ABC, 1995)
  • Pinocchio Picture Box; Cinderella Picture Box (ABC, 1996)[7]
  • Wolf! (Heinemann, 1997)
  • A Dog’s Life (Heinemann, 1998); US edition, The Doggy Book (Running Press, 1998)
  • It’s Dreamtime (Heinemann, 1999)
  • Dear Diary (Walker Books, 2000)
  • First Flight (Jonathan Cape, 2002)
  • Mythological Monsters of Ancient Greece (Walker, 2002)
  • Pinocchio (Walker, 2003) – an edition of Carlo Collodi, The Adventures of Pinocchio (orig. 1883, Italian), OCLC 51848324[1][a]
  • Sometimes I think, Sometimes I am (Tate Publishing, 2007)
  • The Onion’s Great Escape (Phaidon Press, 2012) – a movable book[clarification needed]
Children’s poetry collections and anthologies
  • Dibby Dubby Dhu and other poems, by George Barker (Faber and Faber, 1997)
  • All Sorts: poems, by Christopher Reid (London: Ondt & Gracehoper, 1999)
  • Alphabetical Order, poetry by Reid (Ondt & Gracehoper, 2001)[9]
  • The New Faber Book of Children’s Verse, ed. Matthew Sweeney (Faber, 2001); reissued 2003 as The New Faber Book of Children’s Verse
  • Sensational!: poems inspired by the five senses, selected by Roger McGough (Macmillan Children’s, 2004) OCLC 60416676

Olivia Lomenech Gill


My daughter bought me ‘Where My Wellies Take Me’ I really like the wistful dreamy style of this. Also her detailed Drypoint  and collage in other works.

Want to do a proper analysis of this one and try out some of her techniques in my work on Aldeburgh – that place is particularly suited to her type style.


Children’s Book Illustration: Alice in Wonderland

There are plenty of examples of illustrators who have defined a story visually by being the first or best illustrator to respond to it.

  • Winnie The Pooh (1926) written by A A Milne and illustrated by E H Shepard
  • The Gruffalo (1999) written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated
    by Axel Scheffler
  • Little Red Riding Hood (1812) as defined by the Brothers Grimm and
    illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
  • Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake

Look at some of these examples or find your own. What is it about the illustrations that links so well with the text? Is it simply familiarity, that we’ve got used to seeing these characters in this way, or is there more going on in the relationship between image and text?

Alice in Wonderland

Sir John Tenniel’s memorable for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Through the Looking-Glass and Jabberwocky. For downloads of all Tenniel’s illustrations see:

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland pictures

John Tenniel Cheshire Cat

 Other illustrations

Nicola Robinson

Quirky pen and ink

Nicola Robinson Cheshire Cat
Yayoi Kusama
Yayoi Kusama

Contemporary fantasy from Deviant Art

Michael Kutsche
Red Queen illustration for Tim Burton’s film
Caterpillar illustration for Tim Burton’s film
Red Queen: Chemical 23
Annie Rodrigue

watercolour, acrylics and ink on hot pressed watercolour paper.

Annie Rodrigue: Alice of Diamonds

Annie Rodrigue: The Mad hatter
Eva Soulu

Adult interpretations done in Painter. Her work all has this signature style – her own portrait?

Eva Soulu: Alice and the Cheshire Cat
Eva Soulu: Alice and the Mad Hatter. Done in Painter

History of the book