Monday, 20 November 2017

Melodie Stacey

This is the lady of the woods by Melodie Stacey a graduate of Gray's Art College, Aberdeen, who is now based in Brighton.

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Kat Philbin

'Only my shadow remembers what I really am', by American illustrator Kat Philbin.

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Micao V

The title of these latest textile pieces by Mika is; "Annual calendar of the little red riding hood & her friends". Mika has used lots of antique textiles donated by her friend.

Monday, 13 November 2017

Anna Pini

A wonderful lyrical line and offset colour by Italian illustrator Anna Pini.

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Alessandro Sasso

A joy of a red riding hood by Alessandro Sasso who is currently studying at the Iuav University of Venice.

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Amy Qing Huang

Amy Qing Huang's vision of Little Red Cap is quite frightening with its sightless eyes.
However I loved the quality of the rendering and the vision of Little Red as almost a fungi like form.

Friday, 10 November 2017

Manuela Marazzi

Italian illustrator and graphic designer Manuela Marazzi's simplified folk style Red Riding Hood.

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Amir Steinberg

Amir Steinberg is a visual communications student from Germany, his visualisation of Red Riding Hood 'Ladle Rat Rotten Hut' which is a version of "Little Red Riding Hood" re-written with similar-sounding words substituting for the original folk tale, as part of an ersatz language called Anguish Languish.

The collages are based on the odd words used for the characters' names and descriptions (for example, "groin murder" instead of "grandmother" which meant the inclusion of wonderfully surreal elements like bottles of ketchup, butter and floppy discs.
The book was printed using Cyanotype and Linocut in a palette of red and blue.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Potato Eyes

I have been leading a program of printmaking lessons using materials that are cheap and readily available for over a year now. I never quite know who is going to turn up and try to make it as accessible and fun as possible. Last week was the first week of a new term and I had started with potatoes I use lino cutters and craft knives to score and cut the flesh, and especially when overlapping them in different colours the results can be very sophisticated despite the primitiveness of the medium. 

Today I have time to play for the first time in months and I returned to the ongoing challenge of 'Little Red', my muse for fun and experimentation.

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Sophie Lécuyer I

Sophie Lécuyer is a French printmaker who uses many print disciplines to produce her narrative works. Many of Sophie's images are imbued with folk tales and folkloric qualities and nature has a strong presence.

Friday, 3 November 2017

Midori Takaki

Midori Takaki is a Japanese ceramicist who builds stories around the circumference of the face, and in this way reveals the character.

"I capture the floating thoughts in ceramics. Once they were given shapes, they become grounded. I create something small almost daily at night. I call them my journal. I am writing in ceramics. By doing that, I file the information, which is, otherwise, difficult to classify, in drawers in my brain. I could bring every nuance and detail of my memories, stories, emotion and thoughts, back to life vividly when I see each sculpture." 
Midori Takaki

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Rebecca Sutherland I

Rebecca Sutherland is a paper cutter, collage artist and lino printer. Rebecca uses Little Red Riding Hood as a subject when she wants to  relax in her work and get back to experimenting with image, media and technique, this image is a lino print.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Monday, 30 October 2017

Inca Pan

A page from Inca Pan's 2005 Calendar, featuring his unique and wondrous visual language.

Monday, 23 October 2017

Henrik Drescher

This piece is by Henrik Drescher and was made in the 1980's as a postcard to send to prospective publishers when he moved to America from Holland. Henrik's work is a dark collage of comic, illustration and fine art. He has published over fifty children books and made several animations.

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Hazel Terry; Pomegranate

I couldn't resist making little red images from Pomegranates this week when I was exploring using other fruits for Halloween celebrations. 

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Marc Martin

Marc Martin often illustrates urban settings devoid of humans, abandoned, silent and usually featuring a lone stray.
This image because of the red around the mirror and the dense foliage made me think of red riding hood.

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Little Red Teeth

A terrifying use of 'sweet teeth' that I made as a demonstration pieces in my printing class this week. 

Friday, 6 October 2017

Anna Hoyle

Anna Hoyle and her amazing library of fictional book covers has entertained and amazed me this week. Here is her almost 'Wacky Racers' style cover of this classic.

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Luis San Vicente III

Final illustration of Little Red Riding Hood by Luis San Vicente  whose palette, style and sense of horror go perfectly with this theme.

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Luis san Vicente II

I am amazed that I haven't shared this illustration for whatsapp cap by Luis San Vicente before, as I have admired it for a long time, well at last here it is.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Luis San Vicente I

I know that I am stepping further away from the theme here, but the emotion is the same as Little Red Riding Hood and the palette, so in my loose rules I am allowing it because I love the way the beast is encircling the girl. This illustration is by Mexican illustrator Luis San Vicente.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Cynthia Orensztajn I

Cynthia Orensztajn's illustration from 'Benjamin' with text by María Teresa Andruetto, Alfaguara Colombia, 2012. This is a fable about a boy so small he could fit in a nutshell, Benjamin; which means smallest and of course this vulnerable explorer meets a wolf.

Monday, 25 September 2017

Monday, 18 September 2017

Craig Hopson

Craig Hopson's sinister and dark illustration; 'Time for bed kids, tucked in all warm and cosy'.

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Pere Puig

Pere Puig is a Catalonian illustrator who works using collage with papers and found objects.