“A Day in the Life” with illustrator and graphic designer Scott Allen Hill

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Scott Allen Hill always wanted to be an artist. He came into the world with skis on his feet, a camera around his neck and a pencil in his hand.

Scott’s artistic talents took him from photographing race cars, models and food (yum, yum) to pretty much everything else, but eventually he ended up drawing the characters of Lulu and Maxwell as his first attempt. of children’s book. Regardless of the medium, he thinks like an artist, he acts like an artist (he can be a little dramatic at times), and he sees the world like an artist.

For years I called him to say, “Scott, I need you to draw this to accompany something I’m writing,” and within hours he responded to my request. To this day, he still makes these fantastic creations for our promotions, fan appreciations, etc.

The craziest thing about Scott’s illustrations is that he only draws using his computer mouse. Her process is amazing to watch and extremely time consuming. Other artists are impressed by his technique. Unfortunately, while creating our MONDAY book, his program crashed, and since his work wasn’t saved, he had to redraw half of the book from memory. He ended up redesigning it in half the time it took to create the original. He is just so good!

I hope you appreciate all the time, effort, love and attention to detail (as seen in the many aquarium creatures) that Scott has put into our series to make it the best series ever. Canadian children’s books. Check out some of his earlier works by heading to the “Cookie Crumbs” tab on our website.

Written by LS Miller – writer

Start a day full of chalk drawings.
Scott Allen Hill
The first drawing of the day.
The real Lulu loves to show off when I draw her.
We love it when the Blue Jays play at home.
Bloor and Avenue Rd.
It’s always ice cream time.
Scott Allen Hill
Chalk drawing outside the aquarium.
Scott Allen Hill
We come home after a fun day of drawing.

What neighborhood are you in?

I live and work in Toronto, Avenue Rd. and Egliton.

What are you doing?

I am an illustrator, graphic designer and photographer.

What are you currently working on?

I’m working on the storyboard for a new children’s book series that focuses on a new attraction in Toronto, Little Canada.

Where can we find your work?

The complete book series is available from Little Canada, 10 Dundas St. E in the Little Things Gift Shop or by visiting website.

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