5 Jun 2012
15 Feb 2012
1 Feb 2012
Sowed a few seeds today too, apparently an auspicious day to do it, so lets wait and see how they do, although last years crop that we sowed that day did really well in the end so perhaps there is some truth in it? Thought I'd draw the tulips just about to open, the start of things to come...
24 Jan 2012
17 Jan 2012
Managed to get three illustrations and an idea for a cover (above) done for an illustration competition for the Folio Society. I love, love, love this publisher. They publish beautiful hard back, mostly illustrated books. All great quality, and its been one of my dreams to become one of their illustrators. Anyway, I heard about this competition only relatively recently, so once I read the book - 'The Bloody Chamber' by Angela Carter, I couldn't wait to try some ideas. The book is a collection of short stories, all adaptions of fairy tales like Little Red Riding Hood, Beauty and the Beast, and Puss-in -Boots, but for adults. So some pretty interesting interpretations of the old favourites, which made it really exciting to try and illustrate. The one above is called Wolf Alice, about a girl bought up by wolves, and half 'tamed' and humanised by nuns but left to live alone with a werewolf in a castle. Great story.
So, now its a case of crossing fingers, waiting, and hoping to hear the results. But as they say, its the taking part that counts...