Thursday, May 21, 2015

PUMPKIN DAY!

It's the first day of Summer!! It's the 200th post on this blog! And it's time to talk about Pumpkins!!

This morning I received an e-mail from my art director pointing out the review the people at Kirkus did of Pumpkin Day!, the tiny lovely little book I illustrated last year for Random House. It's coming out quite soon!!!





It's this little tale of a family of four taking a day trip to pick the perfect pumpkin to carve. It took away my whole of September 2014 - I literally have no memory of that month except waking up every day at 8, 8:15 am on my friend's living room (I was between flats) when she would get up to go to work, grab breakfast and start painting away until 2 am or so. Thank goodness for her view, or I would've gone mad:

Not BAD, huh? It was mental. Very mental.


Either way, I survived, I moved to my flat, and I kept on working away in other things - so this morning the review made me quite giddy, since I hadn't thought of that cover in ages and I'm in a completely different place now.
I know I will lose it whenever I receive the physical copies. I just know it.

*whispers*: you can already pre-order it if you want!!! :D :D *glee*





Monday, April 20, 2015

Powder Blue

Ok! It's been a while since I was producing artwork I could show: the last three weeks of my life went away in chaos, isolation, computer crashes and overall drama. Meaning, four simultaneous deadlines.

So it's nice to be able to relax and draw for the pleasure of drawing under excuse of the Colour Coklective going on on Twitter.  This week, powder blue! 

Pale Man Little Golden Books


What do you know? I did keep going on the theme. What the Pale Man from Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth would look like for kids. Sort of.

What's worse is that I'm now hooked. Now I really want to revisit each film in a Little Golden Book style... Perhaps even Crimson Peak??

Gaaaah I gotta work too. NOT GOOD (but so much fun...!)

Another Faun

Now and then I get some time off or create it to make some imperative personal art. This is one of those times.

Last illustration done in my old, faithful computer, HAD to be a Little golden book illustration of Pan's Labyrinth... Maybe the first one in the new computer should be the same theme?? Perhaps the Devil's Backbone! :D

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Already Trained Dragons

Here's a little commission I was asked to do for a little boy who just turned 4: him (on the orange dragon) and his little baby brother (on the green) just, you know. Chilling on dragons. Because why not?

I'm genuinely pleased with how it turned out - now just to cross fingers and hope the kids like it too... :D

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Fox Galore


Please don't hate me. I love foxes: I really do. I think they're the most perfect mix between a cat and a dog - and since I love them both, I HAD to adore these little critters.

Some of you may have already seen this piece on Twitter, but I wanted to post it anyway so you can take the detail in should you feel like it. Not every day do you get to see a stubborn kit (that's the fox's cub) failing at his jump...