Tuesday 20 October 2009

The Enormous Crocodile

Here's the latest revision. Croc is less scarey, Mugglewump is swinging from a branch and the log has been merged into the background a bit more. I'm going to leave this for a week or so and come back with fresher eyes...I'm not sure now whether to tone down Mugglewump's colour...

Tuesday 6 October 2009

Plum Pudding childrens book agent

I joined Plum Pudding in August and am now up on their website at http://www.plumpuddingillustration.com/.

I am currently making some other images to go on their website, using text from Roahl Dahl's The Enormous Crocodile. Here are a couple of them. I am pleased with the movement in them & also the colour pallette. I prefer the one with the textured background and my children prefer it too, because it has more depth and interest.   However, there is a voice in my head that keeps saying, 'less is more', but I think too little can be sterile, in a children's book. I need to work on the monkey, Mugglewump, and make the croc a little less scary. I have been looking at the textures in Eric Carle's  and Catherine Rayner's (Augustus and His Smile) work, and combining ink and tissue.