Alan’s Animals was created in collaboration with writer Harriet McRae for the Get Real picture book project.

The style used to illustrate the story was influenced by my previous experience as a Pre-Preparatory teachers assistant in London during the year of 2008.

The illustrations were designed to teach children the basic principles of art theory. In particular colour theory in the form of colour mixing as well as basic geometry in the way that the world is composed. This was achieved by layering coloured transparent geometric shapes to compose the images.