Friday, May 25, 2018

DUCKS!

Christopher Denise

Getting my ducks in a row.
Art from, How Much Wood?
The original charcoal drawing is available!



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On being a good listener.

Forgot about this one from The Tugg and Teeny books written by J. Patrick Lewis. Both the hedgehog and hippo are side characters but I really enjoyed the conversation here! Hippo is a very good listener.


Christopher Denise
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Monday, May 21, 2018

Catching up on sharing some Instagram posts......

This from March 23rd:
With the (hopefully) last Nor’eastor behind us, I am looking forward to warmer days ahead!
From Firefly Hollow written by Alison McGhee, Atheneum.


Christopher Denise
Art from Firefly Hollow written by Alison McGhee, illustrated by Christopher Denise
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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Process Post

A charcoal concept piece, color sketch, and finished painting. From my first book, The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship. Philomel 




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Saturday, May 19, 2018

Sketch book

Sketchbook page(s) from “Rabbit and Turtle go to School”. Happy Saturday!


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Friday, May 18, 2018

The final days of any book project.




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Field studies

My collaborator in life and books has been spending some time in The Lake District. She sent me some and wonderful photographs of the Beatrix Potter estate and land-trust. Looking at them I remembered that I had a bunch of nature drawings in various sketchbooks that I filled while preparing to illustrate the Redwall picture books. Potter has been and remains a huge influence in my work.




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