Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Illustration Friday- GARDEN


Not done an IF for AGES...this one fits the bill perfectly.
What's the story? I was mucking about in summer with new inks and new paper - getting back to basics almost -
and playing around with some garden themes with birds and animals. More for something to frame and exhibit really!
Then I got a call from Simone from Friend &Johnson who wondered if I could do anything for the Chicago Children's Theatre.
One of the plays was "The Selfish Giant" by Oscar Wilde. The Giant has an amazing garden that some children play in and bring to life.
So, I adapted my original ink drawing and added some tiny children and birds via Photoshop to emphasise the difference in scale.
The original is for sale at the Frames Gallery in Perth, Scotland in a show of Scottish Illustrator's work.

9 comments:

KarinaCocq said...

Hola¡¡¡ esta buenisimo, me gustan mucho esas explociones de color¡¡¡...los trazos son perfectos¡¡¡
saludos

Jenn said...

I love this piece. It makes me think of the garden scene in the book Pitschi by Hans Fischer.

elizabeth said...

This is so fun! Kind of reminds me of something out of a Roald Dahl story. Fantastic colors!!

janie said...

wonderful, full of life.
You know I've read that story many times and it never occured to me that the flowers would be giant sized as well, it's much more appealing.

rachael said...

love it!

Richard Cardona said...

Very beautiful work!

andi butler said...

so lovely and fun!!

a : )

Meg said...

So magical! I want to live there...

Thierry said...

Wonderful colors!

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