My illustrating partner in crime Katie Coulton is working towards becoming a book illustrator. Just to pick one of the images that inspires me, the delicacy of the two birds is fragile and beautiful. Sensitive imagery like this encourages me further to think about how to illustrate stories in the most touching way that will provoke a reaction from the reader.
Saturday, 21 August 2010
Thursday, 19 August 2010
This is the bee folding the postcard into a bird, this spread works in 6 brief spots which helps to change the pace of the story and raises more attention to certain parts of the narrative, for example i wanted to emphasise the bee's resilience and persistence in keeping hope.
This is the original illustration for the sixth spot illustration of a new spread for the bee story. It shows the creatures finding other means to bring back the sun. This illustration shows the bee, having crafted the postcard into a paper bird, sending it across the skies to fall into hope's hands.