I find life events a natural source of inspiration for illustration projects. I’ve covered quite a few birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, and births with drawings, and as one of my close friend just had a baby boy I couldn’t resist but to do it again.
Tag: children’s book illustration
As my family recently got bigger I thought I should give a try to do something cute in order to develop my children’s book illustration side. It’s been a refreshing & peaceful process and the targeted audience has approved :)
One of the funniest part of my last illustration course was to sketch different type of moods. At the time I’ve been pleased with what I’ve ended up with; apparently too much as I never really spend time to give life to these sketches other than by dirty photoshoping them on the fly.
Finally, I’m getting back to it and this is the first of an eventual serie of five. The edge cut out appeared pretty much accidentaly after I’ve traced a rough mask to clean up the white page and change the background colour to emphasize the character. I wasn’t sure about it but it gives an interesting paper feeling remembering me a full of monkey children’s book I browsed during the course.
The original meeting between Nust the Dust and Doom the Broom but this time in colours!
Yesterday evening was the tenth and very last session of the course. We had the chance to expose the work we achieved during a showcase where friends and family were invited.
Following last week first session coverage, here’s what I’ve got from my third illustration classe. Tonight we had the opportunity to give a try at collage. It’s been messy but monsterly fun.
2009 is starting “sur les chapeaux de roues” (warning, this is a French expression, litterally: on the tyres’ hats) professionnaly-wise as I’ve just spend 3 weeks 90% focused on deadlines and… deadlines! But fortunately my recently reanimated hobbies help me to refresh my brains when it gets too hot.
Since a couple of weeks I’ve started my first ever illustration course at City Lit in London. Each Friday, during 3 hours, the illustrator, Dee Shulman, is bringing a small group of people to understand and practice everything about children’s books illustration. After two sessions – and one missed, thanks to deadlines :) – I have to say: I love it!