Leonard Doesn't Dance

Snippets of work in progress for Leonard Doesn't Dance, a picture book by Frances Watts, to be illustrated by me and published by HarperCollins
later in the afternoon I moved on to woodpeckers. I've got a lot of species to get to know. #leonarddoesntdance #woodpecker #birds

later in the afternoon I moved on to woodpeckers. I've got a lot of species to get to know. #leonarddoesntdance #woodpecker #birds

And then I thought perhaps they were more like superheroes. #leonarddoesntdance #birds #finch

And then I thought perhaps they were more like superheroes. #leonarddoesntdance #birds #finch

more finches looking like clowns - head studies... #leonarddoesntdance #finch #birds

more finches looking like clowns - head studies... #leonarddoesntdance #finch #birds

..when I started to find that the finches I was drawing with red beaks and cheeks looked a lot like clowns... #leonarddoesntdance #birds #finches

..when I started to find that the finches I was drawing with red beaks and cheeks looked a lot like clowns... #leonarddoesntdance #birds #finches

simple pencil sketches of finches done while the kids were playing on the beach. #leonarddoesntdance

simple pencil sketches of finches done while the kids were playing on the beach. #leonarddoesntdance

Another Christmas finch. Perhaps not quite as successful. #leonarddoesntdance

Another Christmas finch. Perhaps not quite as successful. #leonarddoesntdance

more finch experiments to be used as gift tags. #leonarddoesntdance

more finch experiments to be used as gift tags. #leonarddoesntdance

experimenting with finches for Leonard. I am thinking of giving him a silent sidekick (a bit the way I added the whippet into Thunderstorm Dancing) and the sidekick may be a finch. This was used as a Christmas gift tag. #leonarddoesntdance

experimenting with finches for Leonard. I am thinking of giving him a silent sidekick (a bit the way I added the whippet into Thunderstorm Dancing) and the sidekick may be a finch. This was used as a Christmas gift tag. #leonarddoesntdance

a pair of full body pencil character sketches for Leonard. #leonarddoesntdance #bird #secretarybird #picturebook #charactersketch #franceswatts

a pair of full body pencil character sketches for Leonard. #leonarddoesntdance #bird #secretarybird #picturebook #charactersketch #franceswatts

pencil character sketch for Leonard with other birds flying. #leonarddoesntdance #bird #secretarybird #picturebook #charactersketch #franceswatts

pencil character sketch for Leonard with other birds flying. #leonarddoesntdance #bird #secretarybird #picturebook #charactersketch #franceswatts

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