Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 08, 2014
The House of Illustration’s inaugural exhibition just opened this past weekend in London, kicking off with Inside Stories, a landmark show by Quentin Blake, one of the UK’s most important and best-loved illustrators whose work is recognized worldwide. This exhibition will give a unique insight into the origins of some of Blake’s most characteristic and popular creations, from his illustrations to Roald Dahl's The Twits and Danny the Champion of the World to his own Clown and The Boy in The Dress by David Walliams, together with illustrations to books by John Yeoman, Russell Hoban and Michael Rosen.
Illustration // Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Quentin Blake is an English cartoonist, illustrator and children's writer best known for illustrating books written by Roald Dahl. He won the biennal international Hans CHristian Andersen Award in 2002, the highest honor available to creators of children's books. His spirited, frenetic watercolor drawings are familiar to pretty much anyone who read books as a child!
Illustration // Thursday, April 26, 2012
Beloved English cartoonist, illustrator, and children's author Quentin Blake demonstrates his illustration process step-by-step in this short video, "Ten Minutes of Illustration," filmed in 2003 by the National Gallery Company. It's an invaluable glimpse into the artist's creative practice, from the very first rough sketches to the finished drawing.