Thursday, July 14, 2005

More Kid's Illo and writing resources


Here are some more things I've dug up at the library, online and in general.
There are some fascinating blogs I've added to my blog list there on the right. The new ones are at the bottom of the blog list.
One website that I've known of for awhile, but recently revisited is Phyllis Cahill's website listing children's illustrators and writer's resources. It's well worth bookmarking. Her illustrations are wonderful as well.
Another site is Moira Munroe's. She is a children's illustrator located in Scotland. Her comics are wonderful too. Check out her Super Tips page. Her links and tips cover both UK and US markets.
I've been working on my PB dummy. I've got 8 more pages to go of the illos. I plan to redo the whole thing when I've gotten this version done. Here's a rough draft of one I did yesterday.
My son convinced me to read Eoin Colfer's 'Artemis Fowl'. Fascinating book so far.
Have you ever looked at any of The Edge Chronicles by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell? The pen and ink work of Chris Riddell is incredible. I'm jealous. His illustrations make me want to dig out my quill pens and use them again. He's a master at pen and ink with a quill pen, and his imagination (and Stewart's) is quirky. Check out this page of games for kids from The Edge Chronicles. (It takes awhile to download).

4 comments:

Ron Chironna said...

Amy, Amy, Amy!! I'm loving these 3 pencil drawings, especially with the gray backgrounds. I'd really like to see a whole book done this way, with whites for highlights, and more darks as previously suggested, and maybe one subtle color per image to draw one's focus to the main person or object. Great stuff.

Ron

Amy C. Moreno said...

Ron!
Wow thanks! I'm having a blast doing black and white work these days.
Your words of encouragement mean so much,especially coming from someone as talented as you. I'm going to think about trying that idea of using black and white with a subtle color in each image (not with these dummy illos, but for another purpose)I'm thinking of using a neutral background for it too, instead of white paper.
Thanks again!

Charlie said...

The Artemis Foul series of books is a very entertaining read.

I agree about the Illustrations in The Edge Chronicles as well, really excellent as are the books in fact. I also realy like the Illustration style of Brett Helquist in the 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' books.

Amy C. Moreno said...

Charlie,
I really enjoy looking at your pen and ink work! It's wonderful, and has inspired me to do more sketching.
I'm adding your blog to mine.