I feel like all of my sketches are way too ...line-y? Compared to my old drawings they seem completely different. I'm not sure I like the change. People talk about the natural evolution/progression of someone's style, but what if you prefer the old to the new? I almost feel like I'm backsliding....
oops, yet another non-art post...but I just can't contain my excitement :)
My sister and I headed out to the Montclair Public Library (i think?) today. She told me about their great 6 (old, unloved?) books for $1 deal, so we went to loot their bookshelves.
And loot we did.
48 books for $8, what a steal. We found several of our beloved childhood books. I was on the hunt for great illustrations, and managed to pick up a ton of lovely picture books. Wanted to share some of my favorites here (they're too good NOT to share):
Trina Schart Hyman. I fell in love with her work after seeing Saint George and the Dragon. ha I was overjoyed to find five of her books.
Mercer Mayer (from East of the Sun & West of the Moon)
Eric Beddows (from Shadow Play). Wonderful silhouettes.
Nancy Ekholm Burkert (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)
Barbara Berger (Grandfather Twilight) Very simple and whimsical...nice colors, too.
Heidi Holder (Aesop's Fables)
Susan Jeffers (top, for The Wild Swans) and John Steptoe (bottom, for the wonderful Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters)
Some Tomie DePaola (top) and Don Freeman (bottom, for Inspector Peckit)
this one was an interesting find. It's by Rolf Myller. The book, A Very Noisy Day, caught my eye because of the way typography was utilized.
Very happy to find his little autobiography. Not very heavy with insight, more like a collection of light anecdotes, complemented with his lively illustrations.
and another, from Cyrus the Unsinkable Sea Serpent
Disney recently revamped its website, and put up some production art for Princess & Frog, as well as brief info on Rapunzel and King of the Elves. I saw some of the images during the studio tour, but others are brand new to me...absolutely gorgeous, so go take a look!:
love the complementary colors in this one
all images (c) Disney
PS they also added a faq/more info about their student programs, much more helpful than the page they had before. it's making me all excited and hopeful again x)