Carolyn Scrace - Author

About the Author

Carolyn Scrace is a prolific illustrator and writer and is currently Art Director of The Salariya Book Company, the children's book publisher in Brighton.

Her career as an artist flourished early when, at the age of 16, her book illustrations for The Bonze Trumpeter by Jenny Nimmo were first published.
She studied illustration at Brighton College of Art during the inspiring tenure of Raymond Briggs and John Vernon Lord. Since graduating, her career has taken her into the worlds of advertising and animation as well as publishing. Carolyn's work is extremely versatile: she has illustrated numerous fiction and non-fiction books in many diverse subjects and styles.
Her work has been shortlisted many times, including the Times Education Supplement Award for her illustrations, and the ALCS Award for Educational Writing.
Carolyn has a keen interest in fashion and costume. She is also passionate about wild animals and nature, which is evident in many of the images from her recent books about Zen Doodling. She is particularly intrigued by the powerful effects of doodling to enhance relaxation, to encourage mindfulness and meditation.  Her Zen Doodling books are designed specifically to develop artistic skills at all levels, from beginners onwards and are intended to challenge and inspire creativity.

Carolyn lives with her husband Michael on the edge of the rolling South Downs on the East Sussex coast.  Michael, a skilled toolmaker, makes much of the stunning costume jewellery that Carolyn so adores wearing.

Featured books by Carolyn Scrace

Other books by Carolyn Scrace

The Cat's Meow: Baby's First Book of Animals

The Cat's Meow: Baby's First Book of Animals

Author: Carolyn Scrace Format: Board book Release Date: 05/04/2018

The Robot is Square: Baby's First Book of Shapes

The Robot is Square: Baby's First Book of Shapes

Author: Carolyn Scrace Format: Board book Release Date: 05/04/2018

The Boat is Blue: Baby's First Book of Colours

The Boat is Blue: Baby's First Book of Colours

Author: Carolyn Scrace Format: Board book Release Date: 05/04/2018

Fashion Drawing: Inspirational Step-by-Step Illustrations

Fashion Drawing: Inspirational Step-by-Step Illustrations

Author: Carolyn Scrace Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2018

Start Art: Fabulous Things

Start Art: Fabulous Things

Author: Carolyn Scrace Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/03/2018

Start Art: Printing and other Amazing Techniques

Start Art: Printing and other Amazing Techniques

Author: Carolyn Scrace Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/03/2018

Learn, Press-Out & Play Dinosaurs

Learn, Press-Out & Play Dinosaurs

Author: Carolyn Scrace Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/02/2018

Learn, Press-Out & Play Safari Animals

Learn, Press-Out & Play Safari Animals

Author: Carolyn Scrace Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/02/2018

Start Art: Colour Patterns

Start Art: Colour Patterns

Author: Carolyn Scrace Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/11/2017

Start Art: Portraits & Animals

Start Art: Portraits & Animals

Author: Carolyn Scrace Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/11/2017

How To Draw Fashion Figures

How To Draw Fashion Figures

Author: Carolyn Scrace Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/11/2017

Quick Start: Dinosaurs

Quick Start: Dinosaurs

Author: Carolyn Scrace Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/09/2017

Quick Start: Princesses & Ballerinas

Quick Start: Princesses & Ballerinas

Author: Carolyn Scrace Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/09/2017

Quick Start: Safari Animals

Quick Start: Safari Animals

Author: Carolyn Scrace Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/09/2017

Draw Your Dreams: Step-By-Step Projects

Draw Your Dreams: Step-By-Step Projects

Author: Carolyn Scrace Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/06/2017

Start Art: Simple Pattern-Building

Start Art: Simple Pattern-Building

Author: Carolyn Scrace Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/03/2017

Start Art: Create Optical Illusions

Start Art: Create Optical Illusions

Author: Carolyn Scrace Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/03/2017

Draw, Pattern and Paint Your Way to Mindfulness

Draw, Pattern and Paint Your Way to Mindfulness

Author: Carolyn Scrace Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/03/2017

Rex's Big Day Out

Rex's Big Day Out

Author: Carolyn Scrace Format: Board book Release Date: 01/09/2016

Zen Doodle Origami

Zen Doodle Origami

Author: Carolyn Scrace Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/01/2016

Draw, Doodle, Create Beautiful Patterns From Nature

Draw, Doodle, Create Beautiful Patterns From Nature

Author: Carolyn Scrace Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/09/2015

Drawing Robots With easy step-by-step instructions

Drawing Robots With easy step-by-step instructions

Author: Carolyn Scrace Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/07/2015

Drawing Monsters With easy step-by-step instructions

Drawing Monsters With easy step-by-step instructions

Author: Carolyn Scrace Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/07/2015

Drawing Things That Go With easy step-by-step instructions

Drawing Things That Go With easy step-by-step instructions

Author: Carolyn Scrace Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/07/2015

How to Zen Doodle

How to Zen Doodle

Author: Carolyn Scrace Format: Kit Release Date: 28/05/2015

Zen Doodling encourages a sense of inner tranquility and can be done anywhere. It explains how to start Zen Doodling from scratch and contains simple, inspiring patterns. The kit also contains 15 sheets of drawing paper and a selection of art supplies. Zen Doodling is a lot of fun and easy to master! It releases creativity and the repetitive nature of drawing the designs focuses the mind and encourages a sense of inner calm and tranquility. Zen Doodling can be done anywhere - all you need is a little bit of imagination. Surprise yourself with the interesting and exciting results you create. The How to Zen Doodle kit comes with a colourfully illustrated book that explains how to start Zen Doodling from scratch and simple, inspiring patterns with easy-to-follow instructions. You'll learn about the suggested tools and materials, explore colour theory, and get helpful hints and tips to guide you through the entire process. This kit includes a 64-page instruction book, 15 sheets of drawing paper, 5 sheets of Bristol board, 4 coloured pencils, 2 gel pens and 2 permanent markers.

Drawing Animals With easy step-by-step instructions

Drawing Animals With easy step-by-step instructions

Author: Carolyn Scrace Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/2014

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