Friday, 25 December 2015

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Yeti Yun

A winter Red Riding Hood by Korean illustrator Yeti Yun.
Wishing you all a Very Happy Christmas.

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Tetsuhiro Wakabayashi II

This is Tetsuhiro Wakabayashi's interpretation of Snow White, it has borrowed imagery and symbolism from Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty in the bramble blindfold and Little Red Riding Hood with  the presence of the wolf.

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Rachel Tudor Best

Though foxes, Rachel Tudor Best's 'cunning little vixen' illustration has lots of parity to Little Red Riding Hood . Rachel lives in South Wales and had careers in nursing and midwifery before becoming an illustrator.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Marta Sevilla

An illustration by Spanish illustrator Marta Sevilla of a sheep in wolves clothing as opposed to the wolf in sheep's clothing.

Friday, 16 October 2015

Eunsil Chun

Eunsil Chun has made a wonderful Red Riding Hood with an enormous red wolf spanning a landscape forested with flowers and a tiny Red Riding Hood figure, like a rose hip, standing in awe.

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Tetsuhiro Wakabayashi II

These red riding Hood images from Tetsuhiro Wakabayashi are very dark the red along the edge of the wolf and the dark face of little red riding hood fill the viewer with foreboding.

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Kristin Kwan

Kristin Kwan a simple line drawing but it has lots of fun and the characters seem to be very jaunty almost as though they were dancing.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Min-Hye Jeong

A strange Red Riding Hood figure striding out in the sky above the busy city by Korean illustrator Min-Hye Jeong. This is the modern use of Red Riding Hood she is a metaphor for lost wilderness her story inexorably linked with the loss of the 'wild'.

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Natascha Rosenberg III

A new work by Natascha Rosenberg called flying, one of a selection of artists works to help raise funds for refugees with Dibujame una casa.

Monday, 14 September 2015

키친& 하루

I am exploring Korean illustrators this week  and I liked the lightness of this illustration by 키친& 하루 and the dapper charm of the wolf.

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Ji-Seung Kook

Ji-Seung Kook's wonderfully patient wolf peering expectantly in it's disguise over a newspaper. A work created from a mix of print , collage and pastel.

Friday, 4 September 2015


This piece by Spanish illustrator Efealcuadrado is called independent it is a hybrid creature with characteristics of a wolf, badger and fox. Efealcuadrado gets great variety in her marks and textures in her work giving them great charisma and warmth.

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Yoko Yamamoto

Yoko Yamoto is a Japanese illustrator, printmaker and artist. There is a softness to her drawings that makes them fluid and reminiscent of the work of Chagall.

Monday, 17 August 2015

Anne Patay

French artist, Anne Patay's beautiful rich depiction of a girl and a wolf hold no sense of fear just a calm companionship and respect. Anne's work often depicts wolves or crows, both are symbols of ancient times and totems of a collective mythology of fairy tale often foretelling of danger and giving a feeling of foreboding.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Laura Scobie

This is Laura Scobie's Grimm's Fairy Tales book jacket design created using a combination of woodcut and screenprint. The wolf is embossed rising from the paper and the florescent red ink glows Laura was the second prize winner in the Puffin and Penguin design awards 2012.

Friday, 24 July 2015

Ann Khokhlova

Ann Khokhlova makes incredible embroidered illustrations. This wolf was designed as a magazine cover for Big City

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Stefanie Augustine

A very sad Red Riding Hood spread from the moleskin's of Stefanie Augustine. Red Riding Hood is painted in acrylic over a sliced photograph of a field and the decapitated wolf resembles a trophy stag head with the foliage behind it.

Monday, 13 July 2015

Call Of The Wild

'Call of the wild', This version of little red riding hood is an attempt to portray something that increasingly concerns me, along with the destruction of wild flora and fauna, the increasing sedentism of wild animals into pets. Or the belittling our fauna into he bizarre value system of 'cute', where if they are cute they are worthy of survival.

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Amélie Fléchais II

French illustrator  Amélie Fléchais works as an illustrator and animator, producing beautiful layered watercolour images. I have previously shared her work and finished book, 'Le Petit Loup Rouge'.

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Eduardo Flores Marco

Spanish Illustrator Eduardo Flores Marco's Little Red Riding Hood has been illustrated with a rich autumnal palette and has beautiful intricate details hidden within the pictures that after you have seen the story bring you back to look again and see other narratives. (Thank you)

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

A Forest of Teeth

A mono-printed forest of teeth by Hazel Terry where the wolf's open mouth and the forest are one, with Little Red peeping out.

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Agata Juszcak

Agata Juszcak's 'The Visitation' is not specifically a Red Riding Hood image, but it's sentiment is with the dark animalistic demon and the girl.
Agata's varied use of blocks of intense colour combined with water washes and scratchy lines and detail makes her work rich and visually exciting.

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Ali Boozari

It is wonderful to discover the work of Iranian illustrator and printmaker Ali Boozan ,
This is not Little Red Riding Hood though it could easily be, it is from a project called 'The goat and the wolf'.
The layered printed illustrations in contrasting colours resemble batik, but they have so many triggers of cultural association, for they also remind me of Indonesian shadow puppet performances with the inclusion of the musicians along the bottom.

Monday, 15 June 2015

Andrzej Strumiłło

The haunting contents of the stomach of Andrzej Strumiłło's wolf; a gastric stew of sheep,an old lady, old man dog and girl. Andrzej is a Polish Graphic designer who graduated in 1950 in Krakow.

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Acid palette

I am playing with acid colours, and having been unwell I wanted to 'go to the wilds' with Little Red Riding Hood This is a large A1 illustration in acrylic with printed leaves.

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Julio Antonio Blasco I

A wonderful eclectic mix of media and techniques is used by Julio Antonio Blasco to illustrate Arnal Txabi's 'La Ladrona De Sellos' (The Stamp Theif) is a very original and tender sequel to the original story. I love the use of stamps print and layered sketches it is vibrant and exciting.

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Cecilia Ferri

These are some of the illustrations from Italian illustrator Cecilia Ferri's book Lupus in Fabula a book of self discovery and learning to be true to yourself and move away from the constraints of the pack.

"In Lupus in Fabula, everyone has their own role, is trapped in a mask, to fulfill the expectations of others, adapting to the group, everything goes in line with expectations of the environment in which he lives, stuck in routines between home and school, feeling the social weight on the shoulders.This is symbolically represented as a mask that hides the true nature of the protagonist, a mask that is closing in on the face of his companions, that behave all the same way.The wolf embodies a double role of wild beast bringer of destruction, and at the same time initiator and bearer of knowledge.Today the wolf has a complex symbology. Is not the bad shadow that follows us in the woods, is something that we carry inside as hidden brother.It's our inner-self that reminds us that despite the social and economic superstructure built around us, we are still a product of nature, and the anxiety that we feel is the memory further and further away of our origins, we continue to stubbornly forget." Cecilia Ferri

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Natalie Pudalov

Natalie Pudalov is a Russian born Israeli illustrator who graduated from Bezalel Academy in 2004.
Natalie works in layers of media, building up images that have the quality of age about them a patina that gives them depth and obscures or reveals the meaning.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Kato Tomoya

Kato Tomoya's wonderful Little Red Riding hood with the wolf's protective tail wrapping her in safety. Tomoya Kato is a Japanese illustrator based in Kyoto who makes many wonderful illustrations for posters and promotional material as well as exhibitions.

Monday, 11 May 2015

Fantastic Mr Wolf

It has been a while since I drew Little Red Riding Hood, inspired by one of my students scarves, I did a sketch and today have finished the Fantastic Mr Wolf. I have really enjoyed drawing into the wet paint to create the knit and fur textures.

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Christine Roussey

                    Fig 1 (above) The House of Cardboard by Christine Roussey

Christine Roussey's Little Red Riding Hood (made for the House of Cardboard ) is full of space and abstraction. Christine's work is always a lucid net of doodles, patterns and blocks of colour,that swim in front of your eyes until your brain clicks them into place like a puzzle.

Fig 1: The House of Cardboard by Christine Roussey
Fig 2: Redneck Redneck Pouët!, It's Raining by Christine Roussey

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Mika Hirasa IV

MICAO's (Mika Hirasa) portfolio of Little Red Riding Hood images is just outstanding this one is an early interpretation for 2006/7.

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Adolfo Serra

Adolfo Serra's 'Caperucita Roja' is a wordless book exploring ideas of where fear dwells and has some wonderful merging of the wolf into other pictorial ingredients such as Grandma's house and Little Red's hair.