Bear Sees Colors

21st October 2014 by Jane Chapman

Karma Wilson has written a new Bear book. Hooray!

Bear Sees Colors is firmly aimed at the preschool market, so it has a different identity to the previous Bear books. I’m glad to be able to take these characters into a new direction, and I loved painting the pictures. There are some huge close-ups of the animals, and juicy saturated artwork dominated by the colour in the text. My favourite is the yellow spread with all the bees and honey!

Keep an eye out for another preschoolers’ Bear book next year…


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We studied illustration together at Brighton University, graduating in 1993. Since then we've got married, had a couple of kids, and collectively illustrated over 150 books.

Although we work separately on our own commissions, we constantly refer to each other for advice when we get stuck. For instance, Jane is definitely better at perspective and providing cake, whereas Tim knows how to work the scanner and type an invoice.

We share a studio in rural Dorset, UK near the Jurassic Coast, with cows, rabbits, and badgers for neighbours.

Together we are CHAPMAN AND WARNES (a bit like Batman and Robin, but with less crime fighting and no capes)!

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