Happy Friday from my friends at Tiny Showcase!
Gallery Night (featuring Providence, RI) print now available. Limited edition of only 100.
Friday, October 10, 2014
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
|Autumn at Redwall Abbey|
A little autumn for The Redwall fans.
When I began work on A Redwall Winters Tale, I created a series of very small thumbnail sketches immediately after my first read through. This image came directly from one of those sketches.
I have included a jpeg of the image as it appears in the book with Brian's wonderful poem. I remember that he read that poem to me over the phone and I knew what he wanted-how he wanted the piece to feel. I think it came from a shared appreciation of this particular time of day and season.
The Thistledown troupe and stray travelers of Mossflower are making their inside the gates of Redwall Abbey where the lanterns are lit and the fires are already burning. The warmth and smell of cooking welcomes the weary travelers inside as the light slips up the mighty walls and great bell tower.
This original art is currently available, though probably not for long, at my Etsy shop.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
I've stretched out the summer to the last warm beach day but alas...its Fall. I do actually enjoy the season and had a chance to indulge my love for this time of year in New England a few years ago while illustrating Oliver Finds his Way by Phyllis Root. The board book is still available at your favorite independent bookstore. Visit my site, http://www.christopherdenise.com, for quick links to purchase past titles.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
It's officially Baking Day at Grandma's. Move the furniture and start the music!
Our new book releases today! Many thanks to all the folks at Philomel Books and, of course my wonderful collaborator- Anika Denise!
Learn more about Baking Day at Grandma's and check out the free downloadable goodies at
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
New listings-check them out!
Monday, August 4, 2014
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Join us for an afternoon of fun and have your book signed by both the author and illustrator!
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
This large pastel painting was one of the first that I created while illustrating The Great Redwall Feast (Philomel Books, 1996). I remember trying to create a sense of discovery, much as we do when reading Brian's first Redwall novel. Tucked into Mossflower woods on two sides, the meadow and the great road on the others, we see Redwall for the first time! This book and image pre-date the animated series by several years. This view of Redwall would be from the south. This small party of woodland characters is probably returning from St. Ninian's.
The finished art area measures approximately 13 inches x 16 inches, roughly 133% larger than the reproduction in the book.
Friday, June 20, 2014
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
|Final cover for Sleepytime Me by Edith Hope Fine|
|Original cover art ©2014 Christopher Denise. I remember stargazing from the bedroom.|
|Original back cover art ©2014 Christopher Denise. ".ooo..what a little moonlight can do..."|
|Jan Gerardi's design. I loved working with Jan! Love her type on this version.|
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
I will be celebrating Children's Book week with a fantastic crew of super nice and incredibly talented folks. Join me, Adam Lehrhaupt, Jamie Michalak, Anika Denise, Mary Jane Begin, Zoe B. Alley and Melissa Guion at Barrington Books. Join us for an after school kick off party on Monday, May 12th, 3-5pm. Readings, book signings, drawing-demos, prizes, cupcakes and more!