Thursday, 19 April 2018
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Thursday, 12 April 2018
The wonderful lions of Nina Wehrle in 'Marta and Moi' have inspired children like Alia above to make wonders.
In the book Marta draws a lion that comes to life and is fantastic fun, however it is a little wild and hungry and soon disappears . . . and Marta has to start drawing again.
Wednesday, 11 April 2018
My studio is littered with these glowing grinning big cats. I hope they are charms to bring forth the dandelions to reflect a warming sun.
The Yellow cat was a thought about a question mark tail.
Tuesday, 10 April 2018
Monday, 9 April 2018
Janusz Grabianski (1929-1976) was a Polish illustrator who always delighted in nature and animals. Janusz painted with very fluid watercolour his works were very popular in Europe and Asia in the mid twentieth century, these illustrations are from 'Happy Harmony' of 1969.
Sunday, 8 April 2018
Alice Lima de Farias's 2017 award-winning book 'The Bird Party'. The Bird's Party is a tale of extinction and the importance of having a friend. The main character is a lonely bat called Flapps, who is always awake while the others sleep. Only Mark is awake and sometimes playing.
But one evening, Mark can't play, he has to get up early, because he is invited to the birthday of the birds the following day. Flapps, has not been invited, and steals Mark's invitation, going to the birthday alone . . .
Alice Lima de Farias is a Swedish scenographer and an illustrator who now lives in Norway with her partner Erlend Loe and their three sons.
Saturday, 7 April 2018
The acclaimed Japanese illustrator Shinta Chō's (1927-2005) illustrations for 'The Three Lions' written by Imoe Soshi, published in 1982. Shinta Chō has a lively naive style enhanced in this book by his use of media such as wax crayons.