|Page 1 of ABC, Witch! illustrated by me, David Finley|
I'll bet you didn't know the letter "B" had a mustache. Recently, my friend Jonathan and I started working on a Children's book tentatively titled, "ABC, Witch!" It's a fun project I've approached with very basic shapes and textures to appeal to the sensibilities of younger children, who are the targeted audience.
Admittedly, it's also the closest in style I've ever worked to the art of Mary Blair, my favorite artist. So, I would be a real buttnose if I didn't take the opportunity to pay tribute to her for what she taught me and inspired me to create.
If you are an artist interested in children's books or animation at all, you've no doubt heard of her. For the rest of you, here is a peek:
|3 Caballeros art by Mary Blair|
So, I say thank you to Mary Blair. I would not know half of what I know about creating illustrations if I had never studied her amazing and charming illustrations.
To see more of her work you can visit this online gallery.
Thanks so much for reading!