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.

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Regina Lukk-Toompere

This is part of a series of folklore illustrations by Estonian illustrator Regina Lukk-Toompere. Regina often uses a limited palette of black, white and red and so her work is very suitable as LRH imagery. The detailed style reminded me of the work of Glenda Sburelin.

Friday, 25 August 2017

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Monday, 21 August 2017

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Thursday, 29 June 2017

They eat butterflies don't they?

A butterfly version of little red riding hood, as ever the balance or lack of balance of power in this tale is the perfect metaphor for the woes of the world.

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Little versions of little red.

The pupils of  at AMPTA Escuela Infantil El Tomillar, Torrelodones working with their teacher Virginia Pinto Benito Have been interpreting 'Little Red Riding Hood' after reading Adolfo Serra's version. It is wonderful to see their imaginations ignited by this classic tale.  Virginia compiled their illustrations into a film here is a selection of them.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Elise Bell

"The ‘Bring Back Our Girls’ lithograph poster was created in 2015, during a project exploring the broad concept of childhood. I began by taking inspiration from artistic images I’d been brought up with - in story books by the Brothers Grimm, and Roald Dahl’s ‘Revolting Rhymes’ - tales many parents comfortably read to their children, their sometimes gruesome plots considered simply ‘dark fairytales’.                                       In 2014 and 2015, the news was filled with real life horror stories affecting children around the world, the Ebola outbreak, the terror attack on a school in Peshawar, Pakistan, and the assaults of Boko Haram - real life stories, however, stories we would shield from children.
I began creating whimsical images based on these reports, images fit for story books, but with tragic, true inspirations. The ‘Bring Back Our Girls’ image was made regarding the campaign launched in Nigeria after 276 schoolgirls were abducted from their hostels in Chibok, in April 2014. Some escaped by hiding in the Sambisa forest, but still, more than 1000 days on, 195 are still missing. Red being the campaign colours, and having traveled through the forest, the image depicts several red-hooded figures hiding amongst the branches - a nod at very well known fairytale." Elise Bell

Friday, 12 May 2017

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Kosuke Ajiro

I have long admired the work of Japanese illustrator Kosuke Ajiro, in this new work 'Po to Pou' she is deliciously dark and surreal. Kosuke has constructed tiny scenes and then animated them into a gem of a film, with all of the magic of primitive animation and handcrafted surrealism. Not Red Riding Hood, but included here for its sinister content and feasting wolves.

Thursday, 13 April 2017


Wishing a Happy Spring to everyone, here are my Red Riding Hood eggs from a few years ago.

Friday, 31 March 2017

Jean Huet

                         Above and Below: in the style of Picasso
Jean Huet (1923-1985) was a French Animator and Cartoonist who produced this series in of interpretations of Little Red Riding Hood in 1974, using famous modernist painters as his inspiration. Thank you

               Above: in the style of  Bernard Buffet, below: In the style of  Fernand Léger.

Friday, 24 March 2017

Chap Book 1810

This version of Little Red Riding Hood, published in a small, hand-coloured chapbook in 1810 is in the British Library. It sticks closely to Perrault’s original, and predates the Grimm brothers’ version by two years.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Happy Minis

Just so wonderfully tiny. A miniature Little Red Riding Hood Cookie form Happy Minis an apprentice miniaturist from France who creates incredibly small things including tiny turned bowls and even a honey stirrer.

Friday, 17 March 2017

Kathrine Avraam

A very abstract and dynamic, graphic interpretation of Little Red Riding Hood by Kathrine Avraam and launched as a crowd funded project.