Thursday, 30 September 2010

Flying High

Here are some simple cuts from a regular series for ANA's inflight magazine Wingspan. The feature runs in alternative issues every 2 months on their international flights.

Each image is to illustrate an unusual festival celebrated in different parts of the world. Here are three: Man versus Horse Marathon (UK), Tanabata (Japan), and the Chonburi Water Buffalo race (Thailand).

Apart from being a fun series to work on, these stand-alone simple images give me a chance to experiment with texture.

Monday, 13 September 2010

Fear of the Wolf

Earlier this spring French children's publisher Bayard commissioned me to illustrate a feature for the magazine Les Belle Histoires entitled J'ai peur du loup ! (I Fear the Wolf!). 

This was a short conversational monologue by a small boy at bedtime, who fears wolves in the night. I was asked to illustrate the boys words with a series of very simple vignette images. "J'ai peur du loup, caché dessous..... J'ai peur du loup, trop grand debout..... Il crie beaucoup J'ai peur du loup ! J'ai peur du loup, qui dévore tout" and so on. The illustrations show the child acting out each fearful description of the wolf and his attempts to hide.

All ends well when the boy calls out in a big voice and frightens the imagined lupus away.