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Coloured Pencil Illustration Work in Progress

I’m working on my next picture book “Bocchi and Pocchi and Baby Sock.” I just finished this illustration, a chaotic living room where Baby Sock paints everywhere!

This illustration took me nearly two months to finish. I’m a slow drawer to begin with, but I can only work when my 3-year-old isn’t around. The moment she sees my colourful pencils scattered on my desk, she would grab them and wouldn’t give me back! 

The colour pencils I use are artist quality. My children had already had a taste of them – they noticed the difference between their coloured pencils and my professional ones. Now of course, they wouldn’t let my coloured pencils go if they see them!

I use oil-based coloured pencils for my illustration. The brands I use are:

  • Faber-Castell Polychromos
  • Caran D’Ache Pablo

Here is a sneak peek of my latest illustration. I hope you enjoy it!

Noriko’s picture books are available here or on Amazon.