Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Carolyn Fisher - Weeds Find a Way

I have to admit that I am not a big fan of weeds, I am however a big fan of this book illustrated by Calgarian and former ACAD instructor Carolyn Fisher.

I don't want to play favourites but I can't help but feel this is Carolyn's best book, it is wonderfully composed with vivid colours, sumptuous textures, and a sweetly drawn child. The blog Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast features some images from the book here: http://blaine.org/sevenimpossiblethings/?p=3316#more-3316

It is written by Cindy Jenson-Elliot and Kirkus has an interesting review where they assign the book their own homemade descriptor "Ficinformational" to describe it.

You can find out more about Carolyn on her website/blog http://www.carolynfisher.com
and she has created a trailer for the book which I have embedded below.

Weeds Find a Way was published this month by Beach Lane Books.

Weeds Find a Way, picture book trailer from Carolyn Fisher on Vimeo.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Change is good!

ACAD instructor Maya Gohill has all new work on her website and it's fun to see the change.
I am looking forward to visiting Phil & Sebastian on 4th to see the originals.

Visit her website: www.mayagohill.com to see her new work.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Student Illustrated Type Valentine Sketch Exercise

In a couple of months a new group of ACAD students will be graduating,  I am keen to wake up After Art College and document their work. I'll also be updating what our fabulous alumni are up to. To start things off these are a warm up exercise for an illustrated type project the students are about to start.