Arena artists Aleksei Bitskoff, Jonny Duddle, Thomas Flintham and Adam Stower lead a monstrous day of drawing monsters in our Big Draw event at Discover Children's Story Centre in Stratford on Saturday 15th October. Monster Mash will be a drawing extravaganza for children of all ages, with a chance of winning lots of great prizes.
Jonny Duddle, the creator of best-selling picture book The Pirate Cruncher, has a new pirate adventure published in October by Templar. The Pirates Next Door stars the Jolley-Rogers, the pirate family who move to Dull-on-Sea and cause no end of rumours amongst the locals. But for their next door neighbour Matilda, life suddenly gets more interesting.
The first edition hardcover has a fold-out poster of the Jolly-Rogers and there's a stunning double gatefold inside.
Jonny Duddle is represented by Arena
Frances Castle has set up her own record label, Clay Pipe Music. She makes music as well as collaborating with other musicians and has combined this interest with her passion for design. Each release comes with a beautifully crafted cover and book, designed and hand printed by Frances herself, making every limited edition CD unique and collectable.
We've put together a selection of Frances' illustrations from her forthcoming CD inspired by Tyneham, the deserted 'ghost' village in Dorset that was taken over by the army in World War 2.
Frances Castle is represented by Arena
The Chris Beetles gallery recently hosted the launch of the exciting new project Daniela Terrazzini has been busy working on, the first title in the series from JJ Books, ‘Tales for Great Grandchildren’. Daniela was asked to illustrate the whole book including both the full colour watercolour pages, title pages and the cover illustration. The author John Jackson has written a fantastic set of stories based on the folklore and mythology of India and Nepal and Daniela’s intricate and beautiful illustrations are the perfect accompaniment for such a special project, ‘The bewitching illustrations by Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini bring the characters out of the page and into our hearts. Her work is enchanting and seductive, and will spark the imaginations of all’.
Daniela is presented by The Artworks
Alex Wells was recently asked to work on a brief for the whiskey company Glenfiddich. A fantastic project Alex was invited up to the distillery in Dufftown, Scotland to create a series of drawings. The various illustrations have been made into an interactive map of the distillery for consumers to use to explore the site and discover more about where the whiskey is made. Having recently gone live on European sites check it out for yourself here.
Alex Wells is represented by The Artworks
We’ve just received a copy of the fabulous ‘The Girls Guide To DIY’ written by Jo Vehari and Alison Winfield-Chislett. Published by New Holland and illustrated by Nila Aye, this book is the ultimate guide for the modern woman who wants to improve her home (without getting a man to help her!). Nila’s glamorous artworks wonderfully illustrate the hints and tips for doing DIY in style.
Nila Aye is represented by New Division
This press ad is the latest release in the cross media marketing campaign by Melvyn Evans for ‘Love Condominiums’ in Toronto. Melvyn’s artworks have been hailed as providing a fresh new creative approach to the marketing of new housing developments. Melvyn’s playful, lively characters are a huge break away from the traditional photography based campaigns and have received an overwhelmingly positive response.
Melvyn Evans is represented by New Division