Illustration student creates a fun, new children’s story

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Wednesday 25 April 2012

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A final year Illustration and Animation student from Coventry University has created an imaginative end of year project telling the story of lovable but mischievous dog.

Lauren Gamble, 21, originally from Rugby, has created a 16-page children's book called 'My dog has got no brain', with full colour illustrations, for her final Degree Show project.

Her work tells the story of a dog that often gets itself into trouble but whose owner loves him all the same. The story is designed to demonstrate to children how important loved ones and forgiveness are in a quirky and easy to read way.

The idea for the project came from Lauren’s desire to show that no matter how much your friends and family may annoy or upset you at times, you love them no matter what – faults and all.

Lauren said:

This fun and innovative project gave me the chance to use the creative skills I have developed during my time at Coventry University School of Art and Design. My passion for illustration has grown during my time here and I hope this is reflected in my final project.

Lauren is also hoping for wider recognition of her work after submitting her final project for the annual Macmillan children’s book illustration competition.

Lauren’s illustrations will be on show in the art studio space in Graham Sutherland building, Gosford Street, Coventry. Entry is free and open to public from 1st - 10th July 2012.