Monday, December 10, 2018

Redwall Poster avaialbale at my Etsy Shop!

Poster available at my ETSY shop. Image (detail shownfrom "A Redwall Winters Tale"

A limited number of this small size Redwall poster are now available at my Etsy shop!
They are signed as I receive orders and I can include a short inscription.

Poster available at my ETSY shop. Image from "A Redwall Winters Tale"


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Friday, November 30, 2018

Details

Detail from A Redwall Winters Tale by Brian Jacques, Philomel Books

The Traveling Thistledown Troupe head to Redwall on Autumn’s final day.
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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Sketch


Older “grampa rat” sketch. Never made the cut for the story. Ah well.
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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

New listing of original Redwall art at my ETSY shop.

Detail from A Redwall Winters Tale by Brian Jacques,
illustrated by Christopher Denise

Detail from A Redwall Winters Tale by Brian Jacques,
illustrated by Christopher Denise

Original art from A Redwall Winters Tale by Brain Jacques,
illustrated by Christopher Denise.
For sale at https://www.etsy.com/shop/christopherdenise


Can’t wait for the snow? This large pastel painting from A Redwall Winters Tale is now listed and available at my Etsy store.
This is the original art (not a print) that I created for my second picture book with Brian Jacques. 
Winter is coming-check it out! https://www.etsy.com/shop/christopherdenise
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Cooking and Baking in my books?

Detail from "Bunny in the Middle" by Anika Denise, Holt 2019

Somehow, even when the story does not necessarily call for it, there is always cooking or baking going on in my books! 
This little detail is from my forthcoming picture book with Anika Denise.
Bunny in the Middle publishes in July 2019, Henry Holt/Christy Ottaviano Books.
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Friday, September 14, 2018

Bunny in The Middle

from Bunny in the Middle, by Anika Denise, illustrated by Christopher Denise

This is the real star of my next book with @Anika Denise, Bunny In The Middle. Christy Ottaviano Books, Henry Holt, 2019
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Thursday, June 14, 2018

This mornings musings

I loved that light filtering through the trees this morning and I couldn’t resist taking a short video. I was listening to Harold Budd & Brian Eno’s “A Stream with Bright Fish” and reading over some notes from talks about writing when I heard my friend Sarah Aronson (writer, teacher, coach) asking me the question. Check out her page, workshops, and free newsletter. 
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Monday, June 11, 2018

Characters

Details from Sleepytime Me written by Edith Fine, published by Random House.

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Detail from Sleepytime Me illustrated by Christopher Denise

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Detail from Sleepytime Me illustrated by Christopher Denise

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Friends

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From Firefly Hollow by Alison McGhee, illustrated by Christopher Denise

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Green

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From Firefly Hollow written by Alison McGhee, illustrated by Christopher Denise

With the book wrapping up I’ve really enjoyed spending a bit more time outside and taking in all the green and the light. 

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Sketchbook

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©2018 Christopher Denise


Don’t forget to give yourself a few minutes to just draw today!

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Detail part 2

Following up on yesterdays post regarding digital vs. traditional work and texture.
This image is a detail from my most recently published picture book Groundhug Day written by Anne Marie Pace.

With Groundhug Day I was going for a slightly more washy layered look so it will look a bit different than the pastel detail from The Great Redwall Feast that I posted yesterday. Nevertheless, I see the two sets of work as similar. It can be a bit tricky to compare the two works so directly as The Great Redwall Feast was published in 1996 and Groundhug Day was published twenty-one years later in 2017. As you would imagine some of my technique, regardless of medium, has changed.

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from Groundhug Day written by Anne Marie Pace, illustrated by Christopher Denise

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