Children's illustration

I've illustrated many childrens' projects- books, advertising, and web.

Different age groups require a different touch- you can probably spot the difference between the 6-8 year old pictures as opposed to the early teen pictures.

It's important to be sensitive to the storyline and to the audience and to look further than just toeing a 'PC' line.

Research is often important- I once worked on a storyteller's website. My brief  included a wide range of stories from around the world: Russian, African, Chinese and Malaysian. Sadly, that site is no longer available.

I've worked on educational publications and info-novels as well as fairy tales and fun.

Cute monsters are a specialty! I also work with living history and re-enactment groups, so much costume knowledge for period pieces is stored away.

I'm a comix artist, so a modern manga-esq approach is fine for work aimed at pre-teen and teens.

MaLiang-background-3-in-1
MaLiang-background-3-in-1
Ma-Liang-illust-01
Ma-Liang-illust-01
Ma-Liang-Chiang-Lo-and-Henc
Ma-Liang-Chiang-Lo-and-Henc
Little_red_Magician_g
Little_red_Magician_g
Lion_yawning
Lion_yawning
Leg_in_a_bun-w
Leg_in_a_bun-w
Foxy-tuxy
Foxy-tuxy
kid-paying-for-sweets-w
kid-paying-for-sweets-w
Ice-v-climate-change
Ice-v-climate-change
frog
frog
Ice-maiden
Ice-maiden
Hippo_birthday-w
Hippo_birthday-w
Grin_&_Bear_it-w
Grin_&_Bear_it-w
Golfdog
Golfdog
ghengis-khan
ghengis-khan
brickie
brickie
big_dumb_doggy_tn
big_dumb_doggy_tn
Bananas_ape_colour
Bananas_ape_colour
Ambrose and zack design sheet 2
Ambrose and zack design sheet 2
Abiyoyo2
Abiyoyo2