Sunday, 18 October 2009

Cheltenham Festival visit to Anthony Browne

This is an awesome post for me to be able to write, as we were able to meet picture book illustrator Anthony Browne today following his one hour session as part of the Cheltenham Festival. Bar my dorky grin, it was a great day after he gave some background as to his inspirations and methods of teaching children stories purely through his illustration. We also had a quick chat after at the book signing session and i gave him a few cheeky badges one of which he is (proudly) wearing in this photo.

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Poppy Character Sheet

This is an preparatory character sheet for another story i am working at, "Light up the Sky". I wanted to work more on creating more diverse expressions rather than the relativel melancholy aesthetic of Piano and the Boy.

'Spilt Glitter' Piece

Ive finally finished the new piece for Piano and the Boy, showing a landscape. Ive decided to take the detail up again for this piece, though i want to remain consistent throughout the story i terms of attention to detail. I may mut the colour a little as they are very vivid, and i may redraw the sky as it could be executed better.

Monday, 5 October 2009

Autumn befalls the Fairy Ophelia

This is my new piece, a spot illustration for now of the seasons changing as the fairy sheds its leaves to reveal autumnal colours. I have amended many little bits of this and im still not totally happy with it but its a decent representation of how one of the new images from this story, entitles 'Halo' may appear.