Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Seem to have been neglecting the ol' blog for a little while, so thought I would ease back in with some little sketchbooky bits and bobs from Bologna. Was out there last week for the Children's Book Fair, which was fascinating. Mental. But fascinating. Amazing to see what's going on in children's illustration all over the world, there's some really interesting stuff out there. Iran rocks, Italy is cool and France is rather lovely.
Bologna was a very welcoming city, especially our B&B, which was run by a gentle old lady who fussed over the small band of illustrators at the breakfast table as if we were long lost grandchildren. She was utterly unworried at our lack of comprehension as she talked away to us in rapid quiet italian, nudging more toast and coffee towards anyone who accidentally still looked hungry. The city was the colour salmon pink colour of one of my marker pens, and we eeked out coffee and hot chocolate to soak up some rays of sunshine on prized tables in the piazza.


Paul Shinn said...

You really capture a sense of place in these sketches. I really enjoyed looking at them. It was interesting to see, in comparison with your finished paintings.

aryaorlova said...

I really like your sketches - the way they are abstract and unfinished... with overlaying of images!