Inspiration



Some inspirational author illustrators to check out (clockwise from top left):
-Jon Klassen, I Want My Hat Back (http://www.burstofbeaden.com/)
-Oliver Jeffers, How to Catch a Star (http://www.oliverjeffers.com/)
-Lauren Child, The Princess and the Pea (miniature stage sets)
-David Wiesner, Flotsam (http://www.hmhbooks.com/wiesner/)
-Chris Van Allsburg, Chronicles of Harris Burdick (http://www.chrisvanallsburg.com/harrisburdick.html)
-Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Where_the_Wild_Things_Are)
-Shaun Tan, Tales from Outer Suburbia (http://www.shauntan.net/)
-Lauren Child, Charlie and Lola (http://www.milkmonitor.com/books/)

... and an inspirational quote:
"Drawing is still basically the same as it has been since prehistoric times.  It brings together man and the world.  It lives through magic." -Keith Haring


... and as a Canadian:
I hope that one day my art will make like the McKenzie brothers and, "Take off, eh?"


2 comments:

  1. I actually saw Keith Haring tagging a wall in the NYC subway years ago. He was just starting to gain attention at that point. It wasn't until years later that I actually realized what I saw :)

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  2. Isn't that funny. Even nowadays, there can be amazing pieces of "unsolicited" wall art in our cities. Some even make me smile.

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