Tuesday, 22 September 2009
My current project is concerning Children's Illustration, specifically, I am attempting to write and illustrate a children's story.
The project has led me to look at many practitioners doing similar things but one of the biggest inspirations so far has been Shaun Tan.
I first encountered his work in the book Play Pen by Martin Salisbury. I have found book an invaluable resource containing insight into and information on various talents in the world of children's illustration, worthy of a place on the bookshelf of anyone who is interested in this area.
His (Tan's) varied work contains a few children's titles some of which have been a major influence on me over the summer months. His site also contains some interesting essays on the nature of his work and some of the issues he has encountered.
Some of his titles, specifically Rabbits and The Lost Thing have found their way into my collection and I feel duty bound to offer a few pics of some of this work.