I now have some time to post some illustrations from a recent kids book I did, more to come but here is a little sampler!
I’ve been rather slack on this blog of late. I’ve been busy… I swear. I have set up a new bloggy with a pal for words + pictures (she writes, I draw).
I have been building a new business with a friend doing custom invitations, and it has been doing very well, busy busy well. And I’ve been getting some great freelance drawing work, which I hope to post here later this year. And other things… big and exciting things that will remain personal for now, thank you cyberland.
Wow. Just WOW. Via Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast.
Another great TED talk…
I’ve been quiet on here… a little like this quiet + beautiful track.
But busy, oh so busy.
Creating art every night, working 9 til 5 every day, and preparing for the Frankfurt Book Fair. Everything is coming to a pointy end by then – projects due (painted skateboards, magazine illustrations, preparing applications, designs for friends wedding invitations and businesses etc etc)… Not much time for friends + activity – but good to have it all going on all the same. I’ll sleep well on the plane.
I like this, a lot.
I have been starting many many books recently… and am beginning to realise how writing children’s books is far harder than I thought (which differs from the opinion of Martin Amis, who’s books I have always loved, and who recently said “‘If I had a serious brain injury I might well write a children’s book”). Hmmm….
Anyway, the old man is not impressed and drags his old chair back out. The boy is told stories about the chair and the things it has seen and as he begins to fall asleep in its comfortable creases he appreciates everything about it…
The story is not quite there but it is great fun beginning a tale with no real structure and just drawing away, playing with textures and image/illo mixes…. and appreciating those amazing writers who can put together a beautiful tale for kids with an economy of words, every line so important and as colourful as the images that go with it.