Tracy Beaker illustrator gives us his top tips

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Jacqueline Wilson's books feature unforgettable characters like Tracy Beaker.

Fans love the writing and the pictures in the novels, but how do artists bring the characters to life?

Illustrator Nick Sharratt created the drawings of Tracy, which started as pencil scribbles before becoming portraits of the curly-haired character.

We sent Nel to meet him and he gave us his top tips on how to become an artist.