The brilliant Steven Lenton, Book Nook favourite and illustrator extraordinaire, has been keeping children young and old amused and creatively active with his #DrawAlongALenton series of ‘how to’ videos. So far these have featured a fun guide on how to draw amazing characters from his various books including Prince Grogbah from The Nothing to See Here Hotel series.
However, this week Steven has pulled in a few favours from his fellow illustrators and there will be a whole host of brilliant draw-along videos from different people including Chris Chatterton, Sophy Henn, Izzy Burton, Ben Mantle and Alice McKinley.
Make sure to follow #DrawAlongALenton on social media and get drawing. Hooray for illustrators!
Meet Sophie Johnson: outgoing, optimistic and oblivious!
Sophie Johnson studied very hard to become a detective and it’s a good thing she did – there has been a terrible crime! Someone has stolen Lion’s tail. Unfortunately, this means that Sophie doesn’t have time to train her new (and not very good) assistant, Bella. However, is it possible that, while Sophie is busy rounding up suspects, she doesn’t see that Bella may be better than she thinks?
The Sophie Johnson series by Morag Hood and Ella Okstad is perfect for bright young minds and great fun to read aloud as children spot what’s really happening in the story right under Sophie’s nose!
Illustrator Ella Okstad has kindly created this fab ‘How to draw Sophie Johnson’ tutorial for all our budding illustrators.
We’d love to see your detective drawings! Send them to us via our twitter, instagram or facebook and we’ll create a detective gallery and show them to Ella herself! There may even be a prize for our favourite!
Thank you Ella for sharing the tutorial and inspiring future artists.
Ella Okstad loves to draw ghosts, vampires, humans, cats, and all sorts of creatures. She lives and works as an illustrator in Trondheim, Norway. When she’s not in her office creating scary, cute, or peculiar creatures for books, she enjoys spending time with her husband, three boys, and a cat. Visit her at Okstad.com or twitter/instagram – @EllaOkstad