Thursday, October 29, 2009

A Violet at the North Pole


This year's Bologna Children's Book Fair is honoring author Gianni Rodari with an illustration competition. Here is a study for my submission. If time allows, I'd like to make an actual painting, or a lino print... we'll see how it goes.

Finding his books here in the states was difficult. I was able to order a CD, however, on which a narrator read seven of his stories. I had to pick the one about the violet for obvious reasons. :-)

You can read about the competition and the book fair at the Bologna Fiere site:

http://www.bookfair.bolognafiere.it/bcbf09_internal1.asp?m=107&l=2&a=&ma=366&c=4114&p=1072009

2 comments:

Liz Bell said...

I think this is adorable! I love your use of a limited color scheme, and the concept as a whole is lovely. I want to keep one of them (or both would be nice too) for myself!

Tom said...

Very nice, very pleasing! I love their noses and their paws especially. And I think I smell purple, too! :)