Caroline Parkinson United Kingdom
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I’m a West Midlands based illustrator with a clean, versatile style and a love of travel I have over 15 years’ experience in editorial, graphic novel and children’s book illustration and workshop teaching. I am an accredited Urban Sketchers instructor and a guest speaker for Laydeez Do Comics

I graduated from Loughborough University with a BA in Illustration, following which I worked on the children’s television programs Mr. Maker and Charlie and Lola. My specialty is sketchbook based original work or digital illustration but happy to think outside the box when required! I offer workshops in Drawing People For Beginners, Using Graphic Novel Techniques in Urban Sketching, and comic, zine and caricature workshops for children and young adults. My first children’s book “The Parasite’s Parade” is coming soon!


A selection of comic and graphic novel work, Digital, Various


A series of podcast illustrations, Digital, Various


A selection of poetry anthology illustrations , Digital, 2018


The Parasites' Parade, Watercolour and digital, 2017


Projects and exhibitions


Let's Make Eastwood Comics!

31/07/2019 — 21/08/2019

Between 31 July and 24th October 2019, I co-taught five free zine and comic-making taster days for young people at the D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum. These workshops explored the history of Eastwood, Nottinghamshire , and D.H.Lawrence's younger life,

Activities included designing tattoos with D.H. Lawrence quotes, crowdsourcing a...

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The D.H.Lawrence Museum, Eastwood, Nottingham Details

Urban Sketching Symposium

24/07/2019 — 27/07/2019

This summer, the 10th International Urban Sketchers Symposium took place in Amsterdam. At least 1000 sketchers were present from about 50 countries

An Urban Sketchers symposium is a four days long marathon of drawing including lectures, sketchwalks and workshops taught by professional educators, architects, illustrators and artists, and...

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Amsterdam, Amsterdam Details

How to Use Graphic Novel Techniques in Urban Sketching


This one-day introduction to sequential art techniques teaches you how to add meaning to your artwork using a variety of storytelling exercises inspired by comic luminaries such as Will Eisner and In this workshop you’ll learn to use composition and framing, build up a sense of place using multiple images, and develop those images into a...

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Coventry Library, Coventry, West Midlands Details

100 People in Morocco

31/05/2019 — 11/06/2019

The project was to draw at least 100 people during a 12-day tour of Morrocco, as examples for future sketching workshops.

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How To Improve Drawing People-Urban Sketchers workshop


Drawing people in an urban environment can be challenging for urban sketchers! This short workshop is a simple introduction for artists wishing to improve their confidence and skills, introducing them to some useful techniques and tips, and then trying them out! At the end of the workshop students should be able to: • Understand how to draw...

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Coventry Library, Coventry, West Midlands Details

Wild About Comics!


Birmingham Comics Festival sponsored the return of WILD About Comics to the Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park. Activities ranged from a treasure hunt around the park where kids can win free comics and magazines to drawing competitions and live cartoonists and artists in their natural habitat WILD About Comics promotes the positive...

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Birmingham Wildlife Park, Birmingham Details
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