Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Saturday, 21 October 2017

A burst of BIRD ARTWORK

I haven't done any artwork for ages, had been writing the latest piece for #Ecokidsplanetmagazine  (which happened to be a diary) and suddenly felt inspired by these beautiful/bizarre/extraordinary birds...

The Common Potoo
Marvellous Spatuletail
Hoatzin, aka 'stink bird'

Cock-of-the-rock, Brazil's national bird

#ecokidsplanet
#bids
#birdsofPeru
#dinosaurs
#Amazon
#drawing


Friday, 30 June 2017

COMPETITION TIME...AND MORE EVENTS!

Alex and I will be at the London Transport Museum Saturday July 2nd and Sunday July 3rd to read London Calls and run some London-themed workshops at 2.30pm each day.



Tate Publishing has got together with Storytime magazine to run this fab competition:
Storytime magazine competition

#Londontransportmuseum
#londoncalls
#Tatepublishing
#rhymingbooks
#literacymatters
#childrensillustration
#Ilovelondon
#stroytimemagazine

ECO KIDS MAGAZINE - THE AFRICAN GIANTS ISSUE!

Nice to have writing AND illustrations in this issue of ECO KIDS PLANET MAGAZINE

 

 

Here's more elephant artwork...


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#ecokidsplanetmagazine
#elephants
#Africanelephants
#childrensmagazines
#childrensillustration
#pencilandink
#ecologymatters
#literacymatters





Thursday, 22 June 2017

One more today... LONDON CALLS features in the stylish, "SMALLISH" magazine!




#smallishmagazine
#tatepublishing
#childrensbooks
#childrensillustration
#rhymingbooks
#litseracymatters
#london
#londoncalls

KIDS LIT REVIEWS: If I had a dinosaur..




Read the whole review here: KIDS LIT REVIEWS


Interview on Thames & Hudson blog


In Conversation with the Creators of a Loveable Domestic Dinosaur

Posted on 26 Apr 2017

Gabby Dawnay & Alex Barrow discuss the joy and knowledge in children's picture books and striking the right balance between image and text. 
By Matthew Wright

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Read the full interview here: THAMES&HUDON blog


#thamesandhudson
#ifihadadinosaur
#childrensillustration
#literacymatters
#rhymingbooks
#alexbarrowillustration
#matthewwrightjournalist



BACKGROUND information...

My first picture book - called A Possum's Tail - is a collaboration with brilliant illustrator Alex Barrow and came out 6th February 2014. A second book called London Calls! is a whistlestop tour of London, led by a Pearly grandma and her granddaughter. London Calls! came out on 4th September 2014 and is my second book with Alex Barrow. A Possum's Tail was nominated for the 2015 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal.
Both books are by Tate Publishing.

As well as writing children's books and for children's television, I do both private and commercial art commissions, a selection of which you can see here.
The children's shoes are part of an ongoing series of "first shoes", including several cards commissioned by the Almanac Gallery.

Hand-drawn, bespoke invitations, announcements, portraits and menus, such as the examples here are also available upon request..

Any enquiries please email: gabbydawnay@gmail.com

OKIDO MAGAZINE AND TV

I've been a regular contributor to children's art and science magazine OKIDO since 2007. HAPPY 10th BIRTHDAY (WOW) beautiful Okido!

An Okido animated kids tv show, based on characters from the magazine is currently in production with Doodle/Squintopera http://www.doodle-productions.com. The original adaptation of the show (co-created/adapted by myself, producer Ceri Barnes and Doodle Productions) was acquired by CBeebies. 52 x 11 minute episodes will be coming to a screen near you soon in 2015.......... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .............................
N E W S F L A S H! MESSY GOES TO OKIDO Series TWO is now in production, following a super-successful 52 episode first series!

CBeebies

CBeebies
OKIDO

Cartoon Forum 2011 Okido booklet

Cartoon Forum 2011 Okido booklet
Okido Cartoon Forum 2011

Happy Birthday OKIDO!

Happy Birthday OKIDO!
Okido was 5 years old this issue...the wonderful art and science magazine for kids I've been lucky enough to have worked on for the past - 8 - years now