Sunday, 17 December 2017

Holly Roberts

Holly Roberts combines photo collage, print and paint to create dynamic and sometimes disturbing imagery.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Matthew Cordell

With a clear visual homage to Little Red Riding Hood, these illustrations are from Matthew Cordell's 'Wolf In The Snow' which was published earlier this year, a project that started with the picture above. Matthews research for this book about a little girl and a wolf cub who both get lost in the snow took him on a journey of wonder and knowledge including the amazing Yellowstone Wolf Project and a complete rediscovery and understanding of wolves. 

This silent book has won the Boston Globe-Horn Book award 2017 and is nominated for many other awards. 

Friday, 24 November 2017

Eugene and Louise

A terrible wolf in the moonlight by Studio Eugene and Louise a creative studio run by husband and wife team Glenn D'Hondt and Sylvia Meert.

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Kato Tomoya II

Kato Tomoya often uses imagery that alludes to Little Red Riding Hood, this is a page from his sketchbooks

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Sungyeon Joh

Sungyeon Joh (sansu) is an animator and illustrator based in San Francisco, this is her 'Snow wolf' rendering of Little Red Ridinghood.

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.