Peter Allert has illustrated for most of his life using different materials to eventually find his own style. He has always wanted to create something and share it with other people, and the journey of creating and illustrating a children's book is the most fulfilling to him; he finds illustrations enhance a story and linger in a child's mind long after the reading.
Peter brings life and colour to his illustrations through the simplicity of watercolour pencils. He also experiments with different types of paper and is constantly amazed at the results that can be achieved. He is interested in exploring any subject, but his favourites are Australian animals, fantasy and science fiction.
Long Live Us! is Peter's first published picture book, and he looks forward to the journey of illustrating many more.
Peter talks about the creation process for his illustrations