I've just reached the halfway mark of The Beasts picture book which is something I'm VERY excited about. It's a project I've probably started about 5 times but could never find the right tone or story so finally I've settled on a pure illustrated style rather than the usual illustration over photographic images I've been making for them. Hopefully the adventure will keep readers interested. Here's a small panel from it to give you an idea of how it will look.
At the same time I've wanted to do an exhibition using The Beasts as the main focus but again couldn't decide weather to use straight illustration or the drawings over photographs. I've been collecting those old framed prints of paintings in gilded frames from charity shops recently and thought they would be perfect to draw over as they are usually really dramatic and would suit the background rather than my painted efforts or amateur photos. So I tried one today and I'm really happy with it.
This is the first effort. I'll hopefully get a whole show out for the new year with this kind of thing.