I thought I would share with you a wonderful artist I have recently discovered:
His combination of charcoal drawing and colour is very inspiring to me, as are his wonderful textures.
"Pablo Auladell was born in Alicante, Spain, in 1972. He is longsighted, self-taught and has got no cat at home. He recieved the Second Best Illustrated Book for Children Award in 2005 (Spanish Ministry of Culture) for Peiter, Peter and Peer and other Andersen Tales, and the Best New Talented Author Award in the 'Saló del Cómic de Barcelona' 2006 for the comic-book La Torre Blanca. He is currently working as freelance illustrator in Alicante."