The tools of my picture book preparation. Nothing high tech. yet!


1. Sketch book

2. Watercolour sketch book

3. Different colour fine liners

4. HB propelling pencils and lead

5. Red, Blue and Green Staedltler Mars propelling pencils and lead

6. Eraser

7. Tombow Mono eraser

8. Washi tape


You can read about my journey here:

A writing friend has assessed the manuscript, and revisions have been made. 


Considering the possibility of becoming involved with a mentorship programme, or at which point, the manuscript and illustration plans need to be assessed again.


Next step: 

Thumbnails and story-boarding (simultaneously as I do the rest of my research study sketches); and character development.


You are welcome to check in regularly to see how my picture book develops.

Research sketches help me 'learn' about the composition of my inspirations:

How many times do I need to storyboard the manuscript before I am happy with it? 


Not a clue!

The necessary 'grunt work ' of illustrating a picture book

These sketches will never appear in the book.

Auntie Betty Illustration - a journey through life with art.

7 storyboards so far, and these are only text-based - working out page turns, pacing, etc.