New Client Alert – Alicia Cambridge

  • By: James McGowan | Date: Feb 11 2022

Name: Alicia Pazos Collazo
What you draw: Children’s books illustrations
Agent: James McGowan
Why BookEnds? I’ve been following Book Ends and James McGowan in Twitter for a while, they always seem very friendly and fun to work with. I was so happy when I spoke with James, that he seemed so positive and enthusiastic about my work . 

Tell us a bit about your writing process. Where do you write, and how often? 

I start with little doddles on my Ipad or on a piece of paper. I try to look for references, have a lot of information and then I decide what I’m drawing. I often change the sketches a long the way, as new ideas are coming. When I finally decided on the final drawing, I choose a colour palette and finish it on the iPad and/or Photoshop.

I draw on my desk or sometimes on the sofa and any time it’s good for drawing!

Where can readers find you on the web and social media?

They can find me on Instagram @aliciacambridge on Twitter @AliciaCambridge and on my website

Do you have any writing rituals? (e.g. burning a candle if you’re having trouble getting started at the computer or writing longhand first if you’re feeling uninspired.)

I don’t have any rituals. If I’m feeling uninspired I usually go for a walk or just have some fresh air.

What do you love about drawing picture books

What I love about drawing, it’s the magic I feel when I do it. The process of creating something in a white canvas, waiting to be discover and tell me a story.

Why did you choose the genre youve chosen?

I feel comfortable drawing for children. I’ve always loved children books, I still remember my favourite books in my childhood and the magical worlds they transported me to. I want to be part of that magic.

What is the hardest part about being an illustrator?

The hardest part of being an illustrator is the self-criticism.

Do you belong to any writing organizations?

I’m a member of the AOI and the SCBWI