Monday, October 29, 2012

Belated Fanfare!

New episodes of Abney & Teal this week (and yesterday), 6pm CBeebies.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

In and out of a printing machine

First experiment mixing paint and coloured print on watercolour paper. Pretty exciting, though I think I can get richer colours.

Wearing the same expression. A cartoonified version of the cat from post below. (Digital)

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Brilliant Books

This book and two others (Bop's Hiccups and pop-in-the-slot novelty book An Island Adventure) are released today. 
I illustrated this one by building a kit of parts and puppets, similar to the way the original show was done. The kit was passed on to Davide Arnone (an old friend and one of the main animators in charge of Abney). He has used the kit, adding his own parts, to illustrate the other two, and is currently  working on several more. The texts were written by Stella Gurney.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

A painting I did as a gift for Lisbeth Zwerger. She was signing books at The Illustration Cupboard early this evening, and the show is on tomorrow as well. 
The new Tales from the Brothers Grimm is beautiful, although I'm annoyed that she beat me to illustrating Hans My Hedgehog. (In a book anyway, I stuck him on here a while ago).