Sunday, December 23, 2007

Countdown continued -

"The Friendly Beasts" was the first children's book I illustrated about a decade ago. Have you noticed how everything seems to cycle back at some point? Based on that initial book, I was asked to do this version (published in 2006). It was really interesting to re-visit the simple text and ideas and to try to re-imagine them differently. Since my approach to this type of illustration has not changed much in the last decade apparently (close cropped, emotionally engaging, emphasis on design), it was a bit of a challenge.

But an enjoyable one.

I heard a friend call tonight Christmas "Adam" - because it precedes Christmas "Eve".
I hope you are enjoying yours.


Maddy said...

I think it's the eyes that lure me in. we're looking forward to Christmas Eve [tomorrow]
Best wishes

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Britt-Arnhild said...

Merry Christmas Tara.

One Crabapple said...

Christmas Adam....chuckling.

Merrrry Merry Christmas to you and yours Old Friend.

I was so thinking of you this last week as I got an amazing box of chocolates in the mail - they are from Portland...oh heck . What is the name ? Mooon something. You would just worshiop them in their handmade beauty. I do.

Your book is gorgeous...I THINK I remember seeing pages posted before ? Anyway, they are beautiful. You are a wonderful artist.

Love, S.

jamjar said...

Love seeing all your illustrations, the sheep and lamb are delightful. We are just into Christmas day here by 35 minutes and there is a midnight service on the TV, Have just heard on the world service that there is a major winter storm in your area, hope you are all keeping cosy and warm, wishing you a very merry Christmas and a peaceful New Year.

Sandra Evertson said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours!
Sandra Evertson