Notes from the Drawing Board Starting stories with a picture
Published on: 9 Gorffennaf 2014 Author: Chris Riddell
As an illustrator who enjoys writing, I always start my stories with a picture. Ottoline began with a doodle in one of my sketchbooks of an intense looking girl in an ornate picture frame. When she was joined by a strange hairy creature who I named 'Mr Monroe', I knew I had to tell their story, whatever it was. Now I'm planning a fourth Ottoline adventure and have been doodling purple foxes.
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