If only all my work painted itself

If only all my work painted itself! These are little, clay creatures that I made during my studies, just for the sake of it. As I soon realised it wasn’t very essential to any of my projects I abandoned them. @margaretsturton took care of some of them and painted them with her signature coloured dots and red noses and cheeks (check out her profile for more of her lovely, happy creatures). I’m keeping the first as it’s a tiny, happy Sadness, all the others are looking for a new home (the second one, the lion and the little white bear have found a destination already, all the others are still available for anyone that is likely to see me in the not so distant future). #ceramicsculpture #margaretsturton #lookingforanewhome

If only all my work painted itself! These are little, clay creatures that I made during my studies, just for the sake of it. As I soon realized it wasn’t very essential to any of my projects I abandoned them. Margaret Sturton took care of some of them and painted them with her signature colored dots and red noses and cheeks (check out her profile for more of her lovely, happy creatures). I’m keeping the first as it’s a tiny, happy Sadness, all the others are looking for a new home (update: all of them found a new home, including happy Sadness)

See post on Instagram for more photos.

Planning my portfolio pages

Planning my portfolio pages for the @bolognachildrensbookfair with help of mini prints of possible pages. It’s difficult to choose images sometimes but there is always room for some cats! The cats on the right are black in reality, my printer likes turning greyscale images brown. #bolognachildrensbookfair #cambridgeschoolofart #catsofinstagram #evaelandillustration #blackandwhiteillustrwtion #catshape #whitecat #blackcat

Planning my portfolio pages for the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, with help of mini prints of possible pages. It’s difficult to choose images sometimes but there is always room for some cats! The cats on the right are black in reality, my printer just likes turning greyscale images brown.

When two projects meet

When two projects meet. Someone at the exhibition thought that my Story Builder transparencies were supposed to go on top of the prints from my book Sorry and I was happily surprised with how well they match. It was lovely to see people engaging with my work and it’s good to know that children have played with the Story Builder as well, as I had only shown it to adults before the exhibition. I’m going to develop it further the coming year and hopefully will find a way to publish it as well. #evaelandillustration #sorrythebook #storybuilder #risography #flatgold #yellow #imamistake

Someone at the exhibition thought that my Story Builder transparencies were supposed to go on top of the prints from my book Sorry and I was happily surprised with how well they match. It was lovely to see people engaging with my work and it’s good to know that children have played with the Story Builder as well, as I had only shown it to adults before the exhibition. I’m going to develop it further the coming year and hopefully will find a way to publish it as well. To be continued…

Creativity and me

Another project I’ve been working on, about the creative process. Do you ever feel nostalgic about the time in your life where you would just draw, without thinking, as a child? I wonder sometimes what happens when I let her be in charge. Maybe my ideas would be more obedient, like this lot here, and just follow her. Hopefully I’ll manage to have this book ready as well for the degree show next week. Check @csacbi for more details and artwork by my talented fellow students. #creativityandme #creativeprocess #risography #flatgold #characterdesign #picturebookillustration  #machildrensbooksillustration #cambridgeschoolofart

Another project I’ve been working on, about the creative process. Do you ever feel nostalgic about the time in your life where you would just draw, without thinking, as a child? I wonder sometimes what happens when I let her be in charge. Maybe my ideas would be more obedient, like this lot here, and they would just follow me. Hopefully I’ll manage to have this book ready as well for the degree show next week. Check @csacbi for more details and artwork by my talented fellow students.