Art by the author and illustrator of Sid Smart – the children’s book about health and nutrition.

A digital art picture of a martial artist standing in a stance. Inspired by kickboxer and blood sport. Art from the author and illustrator of Sid Smart - the children's book about health and nutrition
Stand strong

More martial arts art! I love the gracefulness that martial arts both requires and harnesses in it’s practitioners.  The ultimate form of dedication, self-discipline and self-control.

Sid Smart – Eating, the children’s book about health and nutrition is available now from amazon.co.uk and amazon.com.

Sid Smart 2 – the second children’s book about living a healthy lifestyle is coming…

A hand piecing a puzzle together. Sid Smart 2 - the children's book about living a healthy lifestyle is coming soon...
Sid Smart 2 is coming…

The second Sid Smart is currently being created…  The second book in the series will look at another aspect of living a healthy lifestyle, something as a qualified health and fitness professional I feel very strongly about.

Hopefully it will be available by Christmas.

Using my knowledge gained through obtaining high-level qualifications in nutrition and fitness, I have created my first series of books – Sid Smart.  With charming illustrations and relatable storylines, Sid Smart will take children on a journey which will teach them how to make healthy lifestyle choices.

To buy the first book in the series, Sid Smart – Eating, visit my Amazon author page at amazon.co.uk and amazon.com.

Sid says, “Start the day with protein!” Sid Smart – the children’s book about health and nutrition.

Sid always starts the day with a good, high protein breakfast.  He feels more awake, more energised and more ready for the day when he starts the day with protein.  Other benefits include: a reduced appetite for snacking, a metabolism boost and increased mental awareness.  Some great breakfast options are: eggs, yogurt, beans, lean meat, seeds and if all else fails, a protein shake.

In Sid Smart, children can learn how to make healthy lifestyle choices.  In the first book, Sid Smart – Eating, Sid teaches children about the importance of healthy, nutritious and balanced food choices.

Available now from amazon.co.uk and amazon.com.

Sid Smart, the cartoon boy, is stood next to an egg and a bottle of protein shake. Children's book character.
Start the day with protein

#1 piece of fitness advice from the author and illustrator of Sid Smart – the children’s book about health and nutrition.

So, I was at the gym yesterday and as I was resting between sets, I saw some peculiar techniques…  People do all sorts of strange things in a gym; most of the time they are harmless and will just not give them any results, but sometimes they are dangerous.  I have been exercising regularly in a gym for over 20 years and I have seen a large array of things going on… Keep your eyes peeled and you will see things like super-quick movements with a tiny range of motion and perhaps, even people balancing on a Swiss ball whilst trying to squat with weights.  All of these strange sights led me to my number one piece of gym advice that I used to give to all of my clients when I was a personal trainer: NEVER copy anyone at the gym.

A drawing of a silly man lifting weights and doing dangerous and stupid techniques in gym.
Don’t try this at home!

In Sid Smart, children can learn how to make healthy lifestyle choices.  In the first book, Sid Smart – Eating, Sid teaches children about the importance of healthy, nutritious and balanced food choices.

Available now from amazon.co.uk and amazon.com.

 

Sid Smart comes alive! The children’s book Sid Smart helps children learn about a healthy lifestyle.

Today Sid came alive using 2D animation techniques…  To check out my short promo click here:

Sid Smart animation.

In Sid Smart, children can learn how to make healthy lifestyle choices.  In the first book, Sid Smart – Eating, Sid teaches children about the importance of healthy, nutritious and balanced food choices.

Available now from amazon.co.uk and amazon.com.

Digital art by the author and illustrator of Sid Smart – the children’s book about health and nutrition.

Orangutan digital art created by author and illustrator or Sid Smart - the children's book about health and nutrition.
Orangutan

Here is a piece of artwork that I did digitally on my art tablet and PC. Orangutans always remind me of the issue of deforestation. This is a huge issue with many habitats being destroyed. The homes of many creatures like the orangutan, tiger, elephant and rhino are being ruined.

See more of my digital art on my website’s new ‘artwork’ page.

Sid Smart – Eating, the children’s book about health and nutrition is available now from amazon.co.uk and amazon.com.

Digital art by the author and illustrator of Sid Smart – the children’s book about health and nutrition.

A digital illustration of the comic book character Deathstroke. Concept art.
Concept art

This was a piece of digital art that I did a while back on my digital art tablet.  I like the look of concept art and graphic novels, particularly when they are done digitally.  For all you digital artists out there, you know it’s all about adding layers, being patient and being meticulous.  Practice makes perfect! See more of my digital art on my website’s new ‘artwork’ page.

Sid Smart – Eating, the children’s book about health and nutrition is available now from amazon.co.uk and amazon.com.

Art by the author and illustrator of Sid Smart – the children’s book about health and nutrition.

A concept art drawing of Shaolin Monk performing a form. Created using pen by author and illustrator of children's books about health and nutrition.
Monk

A pen drawing I sketched of a Shaolin Monk.  I like the simple use of two pens to create this image on plain paper.

Sid Smart – Eating, the children’s book about health and nutrition is available now from amazon.co.uk and amazon.com.

Art by the author and illustrator of Sid Smart – the children’s book about health and nutrition.

A pencil drawing of a spaceman who lives on mars so could be called a martian. Drawn by an author and illustrator of children's books about health and nutrition.
Martian.

A pencil drawing I did after watching the Martian.  I like drawing in pencil as you can smooth edges, rub out, easily add tone and you can do it anywhere.

Sid Smart – Eating, the children’s book about health and nutrition is available now from amazon.co.uk and amazon.com.

Keep life in balance… Learn about health and nutrition with the children’s book Sid Smart.

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Keep life in balance.

As it is World Mental Health Day, Sid Smart wants to talk about BACE.  Sid believes in balance in his life.  When he keeps everything in balance he feels good.  He uses BACE to keep things in check:

Body – exercise, eat well and sleep properly.

Achievement – accomplish things (small or large).

Community – socialise and connect with people.

Enjoyment – sometimes do things just for fun!

Sid finds that if one of these four things starts to take over he feels bad.  Similarly, if he is missing one of these elements he starts to feel bad.  Sid believes that life is about balance as you can even have too much of a good thing…

Sid Smart can help teach your children about living a healthy, happy lifestyle.  The first instalment of Sid Smart is available now from amazon.co.uk and amazon.com.