Thursday, 19 April 2018

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Kaye Blegvad

Kaye Blegvad is a designer and illustrator whose works are translated into many mediums. Brought up in London she studied illustration at Brighton before making her home in New York.

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Elke Trittel III

Continuing a theme of bright, space related illustrations this is Elke Trittel's 'Dancing with the stars' Elke's illustrations are layered multi media works using collage.

Monday, 16 April 2018

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Inanc Kutal

Inanc Kutal is a Turkish illustrator based in Istanbul, this illustration called 'you deserve it' made me chuckle.

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Katja Rondel II

Today we start a few days in space starting with Katja Rondel's work, and her new project "Cosmos for Kids" for children's TV is no exception, with wonderful digital collages of planets, aliens and wonders of the universe.

Friday, 13 April 2018

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Nina Wehrle

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

A yellow lion kind of week.

A yellow lion is a roar for me today, a roar of longing for a Spring yet to spring and break the gloom and age of winter.
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

Yi Gee Eun II

A magical yellow lion illustration, to brighten up a very dull April morning here) by the wonderful Yi Gee Eun, 'The Princess Gladiator and the lion lived happily together.'

Monday, 9 April 2018

Janusz Grabianski

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

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

Shinta Chō II

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. 

Friday, 6 April 2018

Yoshiharu Suzuki IV

Contemplative illustrations with interesting abstraction and graphic design by Japanese illustrator Yoshiharu Suzuki  in a story sharing the events of a pond published in 1985.