If you want to read and you want to draw, that helps you to express yourself.
With my pictures, what I hope is that it encourages the reader to imagine more pictures of his own.
As an illustrator you need to understand the human body - but having looked at and understood nature, you must develop an ability to look away and capture the balance between what you've seen and what you imagine.
I'm trained as a teacher; that's the only thing I've got a certificate for.
I've never quite worked out how to do holidays. I've got a house in France which I suppose is a kind of holiday house. But it's really only so I can go on drawing when I get there. I'm never far away from the feeling that I want to be getting on with something.