Monday, April 28, 2014

Art From Inspiration

When I was in Australia recently, my father gave me a beautiful book on the art of Beatrix Potter.

I love to study the art of great illustrators and visual story tellers, it fascinates me to see how they interpret simple subjects.

Beatrix Potter was an amazing story teller and an even better illustrator. She was determined and sure of herself.  Reading the book gave me some fascinating insights into her life and her process.

I wish I could remember the name of the book, it is in my shipment and won't be here for a few more weeks. I'll let you know what it is called when it arrives.

I did this sketch by studying her illustrations. I absolutely LOVE her work and her stories were a powerful part of my childhood. She is now a part of my own children's lives.

Thanks for checking in. xx