Monday, 5 July 2010

Childrens Book Festival - John Lawrence

On Saturday, thanks to a tip off from Jo, I was able to catch a talk on the practice of childrens book illustration by illustrator John Lawrence at the Manchester Children's Book Festival. I didn't know about him before hand and just went along on the off chance I could learn something, and I'm so glad I did! He was such a lovely guy and his work was fantastic! These days he primarly works doing vinyl/lino and woodcut prints, and has illustrated loads of books. He spoke about how he gets his inspiration for his illustrations, and how he goes about putting them together; he was a real pleasure to listen to. He showed a lot of his illustrations on the projector, and went through how he made them, and there was also a mini exhibition of some of his work, and a few other illustrators. I could have spent ages just staring at his prints! Anyway, I've included a few examples of his work below, all of which he talked about on Saturday, enjoy......

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  1. I am so jealous that you got to go to this!

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