Boo Ritson

booritson@btinternet.com
https://www.oolatroupe.com
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I have an MA in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art and have worked as an artist for quite a while. I’ve exhibited in London, Europe and the United States, and it’s been fun! I’m currently having even more fun exploring new ideas on the MA in Children’s Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art, and will be graduating in 2020.

I really enjoy making illustrations that have an element of comedy. My ideas often start with character development, based on something I’ve seen or thought about. Characters who are over-enthusiastic, mishap-prone but usually optimistic about their lives are high up on my list to draw, and I like making grown-ups to share their adventures too. Recently, I’ve been drawing the Oolatroupes,  (who are somewhere in between an elephant and an aardvark) and their home, the World-Famous Oolatroupe Hotel.