mercredi 2 mai 2012

Books, flowers and various animals

So I've been reading... (what's new?) On the right, a lovely book about a little boy whose father is severely depressed while the mother has gone to Australia for work and never calls her son. The boy is cared for by the fun grand-mother. It could be sad (and it is, at times) but it's mostly funny and poetical and slightly magical, all things I love in a book.


On the right is a book whose American original title is "Happiness sold separately", which is the exact contrary of the french title. It happens often, I really don't understand it. Anyway, it was a great story, I got drawn into it, began to care for the characters, to think about a lot of things while reading.


This is something  friends brought me when they came for lunch the other day. My table isn't red at all, but I wanted colors!


This is a final, colored version of the rabbit in a basket I talked about on another post. I'm not too happy about it, but it'll keep, for now. (and I realised I forgot to darken the shadow near the sock on the left... well,   that can be arranged).


And finally, this is a small part of a much bigger drawing, from the story I'm currently illustrating, one drawing at a time. I'm really happy with how it came out. I'm really surprised (and overjoyed) that I was able to conceive the whole scene and draw it. I didn't think I would be able to do it.
So I'm beginning to feel like I can make this storybook. Only thing is how long it's going to take - and I've already have an idea for another one!
Well, at least I don't have to worry about ever getting bored...




7 commentaires:

Melliott a dit…

These are all great! I love the rabbit. What is the storybook? Are you illustrating someone else's, or writing your own?

marancat a dit…

More great paintings! Your little animal characters have the most wonderful expressions!

nanke's stuff a dit…

Wonderful paintings, and I love your illustration for the book! THe animals are just perfect. nancy

Sandra a dit…

Such happy party animals! Glad to hear of your storybook project. You should be very proud.

Timaree a dit…

What is the name of the book about the boy in English? I tried to find it at Amazon but couldn't. It sounds good - does it have a good ending?

I like your red table with the flowers and your bunny picture also. You are doing great!

Cathy Holtom a dit…

The first book sounds good..is it only in French? Love the drawings.

Phil Davis a dit…

I love them all , especially the rabbit