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Loraine Marshall is an art director, illustrator and animator who has been in the industry for over twenty years. She provided the illustrations for the Mr. Perkins' Storytime segments where she adapted The Railway Series illustrations by Reginald Payne, C. Reginald Dalby, John T. Kenney, Gunvor and Peter Edwards. Other credits include Channel 4's "The Snowman and The Snowdog", "Ebb and Flo", "The Wind in the Willows (1995)" and CITV's "Horrid Henry".

Featured Illustrations

  1. The Flying Kipper - (Santa's Little Engine DVD; US/UK/AUS)
  2. Trucks! - (The Thomas Way DVD; UK only/Whale of a Tale and Other Sodor Adventures DVD; UK only/Spills and Thrills DVD; US only)
  3. Thomas and Gordon - (Spills and Thrills DVD; UK/Wild Water Rescue and Other Engine Adventures DVD; US)
  4. Pop Goes the Diesel - (Trouble on the Tracks DVD; UK/US/AUS)
  5. Thomas and the Breakdown Train - (Tale of the Brave DVD; UK/AUS only/Engines to the Rescue DVD; US only)
  6. A Scarf for Percy - (The Christmas Engines DVD; US/UK/AUS)
  7. Thomas Goes Fishing - (Signals Crossed DVD; US/UK)
  8. Edward and Gordon - (Dinos and Discoveries DVD; UK/US/AUS)
  9. Toby's Tightrope - (Trouble on the Tracks DVD; UK/AUS only/Whale of a Tale and Other Sodor Adventures DVD; US only)
  10. Gordon Goes Foreign - (Thomas' YouTube World Tour)
  11. Thomas' Train - (Railway Mischief DVD; UK/AUS only/Tales on the Rails; US)
  12. Henry and the Elephant - (Thomas' YouTube World Tour)
  13. Thomas Comes to Breakfast - (Thomas' YouTube World Tour)
  14. Thomas in Trouble - (Thomas' YouTube World Tour)
  15. Ghost Train - (Thomas' YouTube World Tour)
  16. Thomas and Bertie - (Thomas' YouTube World Tour)
  17. Percy and Harold - (Thomas' YouTube World Tour)
  18. Thomas, Terence and the Snow - (Thomas' YouTube World Tour)
  19. Sir Topham Hatt's Engines - (Thomas' YouTube World Tour)
  20. Trouble in the Shed - (Thomas' YouTube World Tour)


  • When working for the segments, Marshall closely studied the original illustrations and had copies around her whilst recreating the new drawings. Once the pencil line drawing were approved, Marshall then trace it on to watercolour paper (about A4 size, 30 x 21cm) and hand painted the illustration with watercolours. Next she scanned the painting into the computer and did additional work in Photoshop. The process of creating a new illustration varies depending on the amount of detail and complexity in the picture. It took from two hours to a day and a half just to draw the illustration in pencil line, then an additional half a day to a day and half to paint the picture. So each illustration can either take less that a whole day or three days from start to finish.

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