Three Wise Monkeys

Childrens Illustration, Drawings, Editorial Illustration, General, Goodies, Tutorials

While I’m formulating The Best Blog Post Ever, here are a few bits of what of been up to (so my blog doesn’t feel like the Marie Celeste).

Three Wise Monkeys


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Just a quick post to share some the fabulous reviews/comments left by Mumsnet members after their big Sorry, Dad! giveaway. I do love a bit of Mumsnet (in between sketching and writing) so when I saw these, I was smiling all over my face.

Click here to read Mumsnet reviews for Sorry, Dad!

Childrens Illustration, Childrens Writing, Giveaway, Links

Super-Awesome Drawing Competition!

Childrens Illustration, General, Giveaway, Goodies

You don’t have to draw like a boss to win – just draw a picture of the worst thing you ever did to your dad and write Sorry, Dad! on there. For example – my sister waited until my dad was asleep, bit the heads off all her jelly-babies and then stuffed the bodies in his gaping, snoring mouth. I’d give you an example of my own but I was angelic and was always nice. Ahem.

Are you as bad as the cheeky little cat in Sorry, Dad?


You can tweet your pics to me @maxillustration or you can post them on my Facebook page’ll put them all in an album for everyone to see and announce the winner next week. You have until 4th June to get your entries in! If you have 10 children, they can all enter separately. You can help me decide the winner by ‘Liking’ your favourite pics.

The prize is a signed illustration (by me) of you and your Dad (Step-Dad, Granddad – use your imagination here) and the worst thing you did…I’ll even throw in a signed copy of ‘Sorry, Dad!.

Please only enter if you’re in the UK – sorry for the exclusion, I wish we could all do what we like but I don’t want to get told off.

Get drawing!

How to Draw a Pet Unicorn

Childrens Illustration, Drawings, Goodies, Resources, Tutorials

I know, I know…I’ve neglected my blog. Again. So to make up for it, I made this step-by-step guide to drawing pet unicorns to keep you all amused! I’d love to see what you and your little ones come up with so get drawing and tag me in your creations on Twitter (@maxillustration) or Facebook (Maxine Lee Illustration)!

I have this as a hi-res A4 file, so if you’d like to print, email/message me and I’ll send it over. Enjoy x


Society 6 – New Prints for Sale

Childrens Illustration, Goodies

Busy, busy, busy BUT I have managed to upload some new prints for sale to my Society 6 shop. The prints are mainly 2011/12 work. If you’re thinking of ordering, there’s free delivery until midnight tonight!

Maxine Lee – Society 6 Shop

I’ve added lots of portfolio pieces including ‘Granny’s House’ (Little Red Riding Hood) and ‘Winter Trees’.

Go on – go take a look!


Signed Pi-Rat! Giveaway!

Childrens Illustration, Giveaway, Goodies

Hello, Shipmates! I’ve got a signed copy of Pi-Rat here with your name on it! Well it could have, if you enter this little giveaway…


All I ask, is that you tell someone about Pi-Rat! and this giveaway. You can Tweet it, Facebook it or just tell your next door neighbour. I don’t mind. All you need to do then is let me know by leaving a comment on this post (I don’t need names, addresses, photographs or underwear of your neighbours)*.

If you win, I’ll send you a copy of Pi-Rat! with a personal message inside for that special little someone in your life. I’ll draw a random winner at 7.30pm on 28th August 2013. Good luck xx

(*Unfortunately, I can only open this giveaway to UK residents)