Monday, 17 June 2013

albert aquino...

We are now at the beginning of week 3 on the 'Make Art That Sells' course run by the fabulous Lilla Rogers...

The area we're getting the scoop on this week is children's books, so in honour of this, I thought I'd post some pages from one of my all time favourite  kids vintage books, 'Arty the Smarty' illustrated by Albert Aquino. This was first published in 1962 by Wonder Books...

Printed in just 2 colours and using the white of the page, Aquino really shows us what you can do to create brilliant illustrations with such a limited palette... The combination of the simplicity of his line work and palette goes to make great characterisation, delightful shapes, lovely pattern detail and great texture... Just fabulous storytelling! Enjoy...

By the way, the subject for our mini-assignment today?.... snails...!!! x


1 comment:

  1. Love that book.No snails here yet, just no time!

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