Leonard Doesn't Dance
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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
Pencil sketch with eyelashes. character sketch #leonarddoesntdance #bird #franceswatts #picturebook #secretarybird

Pencil sketch with eyelashes.

full body pencil character sketch for Leonard. #leonarddoesntdance #bird #secretarybird #picturebook #charactersketch #franceswatts

full body pencil character sketch for Leonard.

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.

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

pencil character sketch for Leonard with other birds flying.

full body pencil character sketch for Leonard doing ninja kick come dance error. #leonarddoesntdance #bird #secretarybird #picturebook #charactersketch #franceswatts

full body pencil character sketch for Leonard doing ninja kick come dance error.

Watercolour Leonard - auditioning for the part #secretarybird #bird #leonarddoesntdance #picturebook #charactersketches #franceswatts

Watercolour Leonard - auditioning for the part

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.

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

And then I thought perhaps they were more like superheroes.

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

more finches looking like clowns - head studies.

..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.

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

Another Christmas finch. Perhaps not quite as successful.

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

more finch experiments to be used as gift tags.

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.

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.

full body pencil character sketch for Leonard. #leonarddoesntdance #bird #secretarybird #picturebook #charactersketch #franceswatts

full body pencil character sketch for Leonard.

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