We are very excited to announce that When the Stars Come Out has been longlisted for the UKLA Book Awards 2020!
Lucy Rose was commissioned by Caterpillar Books to illustrate When the Stars Come Out, written by Nicola Edwards. This was Lucy Rose’s first children’s book project, and it required an extensive amount of highly narrative illustrations. Due to the sheer quantity of illustrations needed, Lucy Rose decided to break the brief down into three manageable parts. She said that it was “a daunting task to begin with”, but through meticulous time-management she met all of her deadlines.
She began by creating rough sketches, which she then developed into colour illustrations (one section at a time). When Caterpillar Books was happy with her visual outcomes, Lucy Rose created the final artworks by drawing the outlines by hand and then digitally adding colour and texture to them. Lucy Rose told us, “I really enjoyed this project as I feel so much thought and passion was put in from everyone involved. I feel very grateful that my first children’s book commission was for such a lovely project and subject matter”. We love the final product and are so happy that When the Stars Come Out is getting the celebration that it deserves. Good luck in the UKLA Book Awards 2020, Lucy Rose and Nicola!