Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Mystery Museum


Done in about 3 and a half days- (stark contrast to the current book unfortunately).
I loved the chance to do some older fantasy sort of pictures for kids.
A direction I'd like to go.

(A shame so much was cropped out and shaded out on the back- again doing the front and back in an afternoon before I knew what words were going to be on the back.)

At the launch on Tuesday a lot of the kids said how much they loved my illustrations and how close the drawings were to their ideas
...which is a relief.
The stories the kids did were very interesting to try drawing.

The launch was one of the most lavish I've ever seen with pastries everywhere!

Bottersnikes and Gumbles

A long time ago I longed to work on a version of  the Bottersnikes and Gumbles story .
Then a few supanovas back I met some guys in sydney who were working on a series.
 ....and nothing.

Did a few pen scribbles the other night-(amongst the other scribbles)
looks like the bottersnike is a vindictive one- sitting on a jam jar of gumbles- with what could only be a discarded take away vindaloo container nearby.

Looks grim for those gumbles.