Thursday, 30 March 2017

Susan Farrington Owen IV

I love this design for the cover of Cricket Magazine by Susan Farrington Owen who is a master of collage. This image is called; 'Insects on the Move'. Cricket do a whole range of magazines designed for different age ranges.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Birthday Chocolate Bars

Yesterday we had a 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' party for Freya, and I felt that the best activity would be to design and make a chocolate bar and the packaging. I have to say it was great fun, a little messy but I think the results are fab, though I doubt this creative output will be around for long.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Birthday walls

Today is Freya's Birthday and we have been busy painting her Birthday Wall in preparation. I have to say it will still need some additions tomorrow, but her Charlie and the Chocolate Factory wall is on it's way. This is the seventh year of this family tradition and well worth the trauma of having to repaint the kitchen in a few months.

Monday, 27 March 2017

A spot of Cheetah

I spent the weekend working on big cats again. The cheetah is such an elegant, sad looking creature, it is an interesting muse. The collective name for cheetahs is, disappointingly, a collaboration I want it to be a polka or a spot, what do you think?

Streak II

Streaking into the new week and Spring at last. X Have fun

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Klaas Verplancke

This unique illustration is 'The bear scare bear', by Klaas Verplancke. Wonderful to see this inventive use of packaging tape as the basis of an image. Klaas is a very honoured illustrator from Belgium, who has won the Bologna Ragazzi Award, been a finalist for the Hans Christian Andersen Award, and been nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award nine times.

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Cyril E. DeCosse

Images from 'Who Zoo?' a 1958 interchangeable head and body book by Cyril E. DeCosse. Unfortunately I have been unable to find any further publications or information about this illustrator.

Friday, 24 March 2017

Scott Daniel Ellison I

Scott Daniel Ellison paints quite dark, primitive images that intrigue with their surreal pictorial stories.
Scott's earlier works focuses on animal encounters of his childhood and youth. Recently his work has grown in stature and has become more macabre, inspired by Scandinavian folk art, horror films and music.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Nana Prieler

This digital illustration by Austrian illustrator Nanna Prieler, reminded me of a Cheetah, but it is; 'Cat dressed as mouse'.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

A Streak

I love collective nouns and the collective noun for a group of tigers is a 'streak'. Here is my 'Streak'.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Richard Jones II

A less happy lion by Richard Jones, whose work has these wonderful scumbled layers of colour. Richard uses acrylic paints on cheap paper and then scans the images to work on them digitally.  

Richard Jones I

Devon based illustrator, Richard Jones's Tiger and dog both wearing jaunty neck ties. Richard claims to never be happier than when he is drawing animals in neckties, and you can see this in his pictures.

Monday, 20 March 2017

Max Machen

Now I am caught in big cat illustration love, so the next few posts are BIG cats, starting with London based illustrator and printmaker Max Machen 

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Cailey Tervo

Cailey Tervo's work is full of smiles, happiness and often routes. Today I have chosen a selection that show you the way in a wiggly line of a path, be it a tiger, a snake or a road.