Friday, February 25, 2011

Emily Gravett Shares Illustrations

My absolute favourite children's author/illustrator, Emily Gravett, has shared a spread of her award winning picture book illustrations in the Guardian (Tuesday, 22nd February.) The selection of spreads take us from her first book, Wolves, through to her latest triumph, Wolf Won't Bite.
It takes nothing less than pure genius to get the balance of illustration and text just right in a picture book. In Gravett's books, few words are used or needed, and seem to act merely as accents for the sentiments and actions expressed in her highly expressive illustrations. Her commentary explains her thought processes while working on her always evocative and delightful books.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/gallery/2011/feb/22/emily-gravett-in-pictures#/?picture=371574060&index=0

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