Friday, 6 May 2016

A Monster at School

A Monster at School by Joe Callanan

Another children’s book type illustration for the portfolio. I needed something with some actual children in it, so came up with this!

Monday, 4 April 2016

Hunting for Frogs

A watercolour, pen & ink drawing for my portfolio.

Tuesday, 22 March 2016


Brainless by Joe Callanan

Drew this for my children’s book illustration course from a piece of writing by Sara Grant. The text was originally for a competition from 2014 & the illustration was meant to be greyscale but I couldn’t resist adding some pink brains.

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Rat & Bat flying together

A watercolour and pen painting I did for my childrens book illustration course. It took me a while but I’m happy with the result.

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Rat & Bat and The Glider

A little vignette for the Childrens book Illustration course I’m doing based on a couple of characters I came up with. Planning to get some good images together for my portfolio.

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

The Maa-Alused print

The Maa-Alused By Joe Callanan

I’ve posted it twice to save neck strain.

An aquatint etching of The Maa-Alused from Estonian folklore, Elf like creatures who have a parallel existence to humans but with all the orientations in reverse.
I printed a few of these, once I get an online store together you can buy one.