Since September I have been flying back and forth between Utrecht and Cambridge to follow the MA course in Children’s Book Illustration. It’s about time I show some of the work I’ve been doing!
The first module was all about observational drawing.
Back to basics, baby.
This is the first out of four blogposts showing pages from my sketchbooks.
Part I: Getting back into line drawing again and trying out coloured pencils.
(P.S. The summer school that changed my life is back online again!)
Illustrator Carll Cneut won the Boekenpauw audience award this weekend!
His book ‘De Gouden Kooi’ – the golden cage – is my favourite illustrated book at the moment. His use of colour and texture as well as his compositions (so basically everything about his drawings) are a-mazing. I had the honour of seeing the original artwork up close, visiting the exhibition ‘In my Head’ in Gent together with a group of talented illustrator friends.
If you haven’t been, please do so! You’ll not only get to see many many wonderful works of his, but also get to know the story about the man behind the books. If you’re lucky he will be signing books too (mostly in the weekends)!