Sunday, September 22, 2013

Zoe and Yoshi arrive....

These turned out fairly nicely after all.'Pen mark and grubby scanner are all me- those don't come with the books.
Thank you "moving finger" that writes and having writ.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Story Arts Festival...

 A last sketchbook scribble- sort of Baba Yaga -ish.
A bit upper class judging by her chicken leg cauldron.

Well I was actually there-at the festival-
doesn't look like it if you look at the various blogs/facebook thingys- but I was there.

A big thank you to Jenny Stubbs and her team of helpers and volunteers who did a great job of the Festival- often in adversity it seems. A true feat of organisation.

A big thank you to the all the children who were great.

Thanks also to the kindness and cheeriness of the various illustrators and authors I met.
In particular Mike Spoor, and Lucia Mascullio, Stephen Axelsen(and his lovely wife) and Sarah Davis.
Good also to meet Martin Chatterton finally, who I knew lurks about Lennox Heads (not far from me), but had never seen.
Much like a yowie I suppose.....
in the being seen dept that is,
not that he looks like a shaved yowie.......
And when I say not far that really about 50km , which is sort of far,
but sort of not when you consider the vastness of space....

It appears Sarah and I have a mutual respect and fear of each others work and both apparently wonder if we know what we're doing at all.
Clearly whatever she doesn't know is working for her,
- so hopefully I am the same.

Stephen was launching "The Nelly Gang" at the festival - which to me is a fantastic bit of work.
The best bit of australian kid's comic for a very long time, but I think adults will like it too.
I hope he does another launch-
but more for the benefit of kids-
because he and Megan Daley had devised a great set and activity for kids as part of the launch- which is sort of lost on the listless adult crowds you tend to get at festivals-
listless in this case because they were probably preoccupied with wondering where on earth they could get a decent coffee from.
 but not lost on the kids obviously.
(If I myself ever do another book launch it will be a kids only (and their parents) affair.)

Friday, September 13, 2013

A few of the sketchbook scribblin's

While at the Ipswich Storyarts festival.
A couple of Shadow king ones- still trying on that, and few others.
But not all.

Friday Sessions at Story Arts.

Alison Lester'-  workshop
Wax resist and stencilling

And some drawing done in charcoal while in Mike Spoors presentation.
Roo was using cray-pas.
Hadn't used charcoal for about 13 years.
35yrs for cray-pas......ahem.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Story Arts festival

A few pictures.
Hopefully I can get some better photo's of the drawings- they're fairly bad(the drawings are not so bad  considering the haste they were done in and it wasn't until this afternoon, on the 4th day,  that I finally found an eraser).
All the drawings were as wide as a roll of Canson paper(1.6m?) and  the width of a folding table high- so bigger than A0 I think.
Peacock is the resident peacock at Woodlands.
Probably the most considerate peacock I've known (ie doesn't call at 3 am. )
The sort of morning shots show a very smoky morning in the distance,- its very dry too.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Dragon cutout.

A dragon cutout -. In case anyone from the Story Arts festival  want to print it out.