Sunday, 23 December 2018

Friday, 14 December 2018

Maria Perez

Maria Perez's collaged little red with a basket of books is typical of Maria's charming and funny illustration style.

Sunday, 9 December 2018

Lee Young

Korean illustrator Lee Young has 'Little Red' setting off into a tiny colourful forest

Monday, 19 November 2018

Syoku Pantopen

The wolf leaping with red riding hood over a boiling pan by Japanese illustrator Syoku Pantopen

Monday, 12 November 2018

Lucie Mouchova

Lucie Mouchova's illustration 'A Forest of Teeth' for the start of the 'folktale week' challenge.

Saturday, 10 November 2018

Yohan Sacré

Not little red but this image by Yohan Sucré has it's fairy tale heritage and is visually related, plus I just loved that goat.

Saturday, 27 October 2018

Kevin Peterson

This is not little red riding hood, and yet to me the paintings of Kevin Peterson very much encapsulate one of the streams of interpretation of this ancient fairytale. The coupling of the wild with the young innocent human in a decaying urban setting is a modern day fairytale, an observation, a post-warning of our destruction and the demise of all we hold sacred.

"I’m trying to capture a moment. These moments usually contain a stark contrast between subject and environment. The innocence of a child against a ragged, defiled backdrop. I put a child in an environment that you wouldn’t normally see a young person alone, I think it’s a metaphor for growing up. Its about that stuff we all go through that forms who we are as adults. Little traumas or sometimes big ones, all of those things that form our defenses and cause us to build walls and inner strength. Time is another important aspect of my work. The way we change and the way our environment changes around us." Kevin Peterson

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Sunday, 30 September 2018

Emily Van Overstraeten

Emily Van Overstraeten's wolf, Oh! heartbreakingly sad. Emily is based in Antwerp.
she studied her masters in Illustration at St-Lucas School of Arts.

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Monday, 3 September 2018

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Kaye Blegvad

Kaye Blegvad's new book 'Dog Years' is about depression, Kaye's way of allowing people a window to see what depression is like is by creating the metaphor of owning a bad dog.
Depression is like owning a bad dog. This is a book about learning to live with that dog, training it, making peace with it, and realizing you aren't alone. 
“So many people don’t really understand mental health issues, and are so fast to judge someone who’s suffering as being lazy, or weak, or self-destructive. It’s hard to communicate what you’re experiencing when you’re in that dark place, having something solid, and from a third party, can make a big difference. That’s what motivated me to do the book – hearing that this story has helped other people feel less alone has, in turn, made me feel less alone, too.”Kaye Blegvad

 Kaye developed the book after delivering a surprisingly successful talk to the Society of Illustrators  on the theme of survival. The talk flowed easily and then developed naturally into a book. It is not Little Red Riding Hood but it so easily could be, that I have included it here.

Bernadette Watts

Bernadette Watts Little Red Riding Hood was first published fifty years ago by the Oxford University Press in 1968. There is a charming interview with Bernadette about her early life and first steps into being a published children's illustrator. Born in 1942 Bernadette was a shy child, late to go to school she was encouraged creatively by her mother who was an artist and her father who was an architect. She studied at the Maidstone Art School in Kent with Brian Wildsmith as a tutor.

Saturday, 18 August 2018


Chinese illustrator Gudong has given little Red Riding Hood an extra dimension to her character with a goose head hoodie, an angel to try and guide her?

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Júlia Sardà

Illustrations by Barcelona based Júlia Sardà for the text of Myriam Dahman Saidi and Nicolas Digard called, 'The Wolf's Secret'.

Monday, 6 August 2018

Dinara Mirtalipova

Dinara Mirtalipova is an Uzbequisan illustrator now settled in Ohio. Dinara trained in economics but her passion is for surface design and illustration. This is a beautifully gentle LRRH image with subdued tones and sleeping subjects.

Friday, 27 July 2018

Katherine Quinn

 Katherine Quinn's intricate, decorative illustrations of Little Red Riding Hood reveal her love of the natural world. Katherine is an illustrator and designer based in New Zealand who creates patterns for commercial papers and textiles and has some beautiful children's books.

Monday, 23 July 2018

Nelleke Verhoeff II

Nelleke Verhoeff's 'Little Red Riding Hood' from her new book of fairytales, 'Knip Knap Knuis' written by Liesbeth Mende is published by Elseline Knuttel in September.

Sunday, 22 July 2018

Tongue swollen with lies

This is a strange image and a stranger idea, it is about a tongue swollen with lies. 
I was thinking about the 'big lie' theory, the propaganda technique used by the Nazi's in the second world war and now the endless lie technique being used by the current incumbent of the white house. 
Little Red Ridding Hood always seems to be my preferred visual tool for expressing horror and revulsion at events and politics. In this image the wolf can eat no more because his tongue is swollen from lying too much. We can but dream and draw and hope for this to end soon.

Saturday, 14 July 2018

Julio Antonio Blasco López

Julio Antonio Blasco López is a Spanish illustrator from Valencia who works using a montage of different materials, ideas and techniques. This version of little red has been created like a stamp album, using extremely accomplished full colour illustrations and collages of sketches, it is a rich, vibrant book with new things to find at every reading.