All drawing is based on simple beginnings and the construction of lines and shapes. Michael Terry shows how easy it is to draw a great selection of leprechauns in different poses and situations. Using initial basic geometric shapes, he uses two contrasting colours to build up each stage, finishing with a complete image and a full colour version of the leprechaun for artists who require colour references.
28 of these mischievous little folk are included, some with pots of gold, some shoemaking, others resting quietly, or going about their daily business. Even absolute beginners will be able to create great drawings following these illustrations.
Michael studied graphic design and illustration, then moved to London and worked as a designer and typographer in various design groups and advertising agencies. He decided to go freelance as an illustrator and he quickly gained a good reputation, producing work for advertising agencies, editors and publishing companies. During this time, he gained an illustration award and an award for 'Best poster illustration'. Some of the clients Michael has produced work for are: Cadbury's, British Airways, Puffin Books, Bloomsbury Children's Books, Golden Books (Random House) and Scholastic. Since the mid 1990's he has been a successful children's book illustrator and has produced many books for this market.