I had no idea that Lane Smith worked on James and the Giant Peach, the movie!
Lane Smith James and the Giant Peach
Mo Willems: Knuffle Bunny
Happy Children’s Book Week!
(via Book Week Online)
Here’s Quentin Blake demonstrating, step by step, how he makes the illustrations for his books.
It’s from this great page on his website, How I Draw, in which he describes the process a little more:
In the attempt to combine planning with an air of spontaneity I’ve employed various techniques of which the one I have found most successful, and have used for the last thirty years, makes use of a light box.
What happens next is not tracing; in fact it’s important that I can’t see the rough drawing underneath too clearly, because when I draw I try to draw as if for the first time.
This comes from the wonderful tumblr that celebrates Diane Wynne Jones. Follow them!
A wonderful quote from the forthcoming Reflections (a DWJ essay collection — it’s already out in the UK, and is coming this fall from Greenwillow) to kick off our celebration in style! Art by Paul O. Zelinsky, who did the cover and illustrations for Diana’s last book, Earwig and the Witch.