20 August, 2010

Quite printeresting?

 Away from the 'day' job illustrating, I carve at small blocks of wood with delicate cutting tools and when there are enough cut lines, I roll lots of smelly black ink on and print the result in an elderly proofing press that I've adopted.  I've just had two prints accepted into the Society of Wood Engravers annual travelling exhibition, for the third year running. It's the first time I've had BOTH entries accepted, which has really pleased me. Just a small fanfare, please....... ;-)

 The first is called 'Winter Walkies' and shows an old mine engine house local to us, this whole area is riddled with these solid, almost castle-like ruins.

The second is called 'Late Shopping' and shows a coastal village with a large and rather inappropriate supermarket.

03 August, 2010

Bologna Children's Book Fair 2011 - Illustrators Exhibition: submissions are now being accepted!

"Introduce your pictures to the world! Enter the most prestigious competition for creativity in children's illustration, the Illustrators Exhibition.

Submissions are open: the application form and the Rules of Entry are now available online at the BCBF web-site.

Participation is open to all illustrators - both established artists and new talents alike - who can submit five illustrations (unpublished or published from the last two years).

Furthermore, Schools and Academies of Fine Arts are invited to enter the most interesting and innovative projects produced by their students over the last two years.

Publishers are also invited to send artwork from illustrators with whom they regularly collaborate.

The deadline for the receipt of artwork is October 1, 2010.

Selected by an international representative jury of distinguished publishers, art directors, artists and academy head teachers, the winning entries will be exhibited during the 2011 Bologna Children's Book Fair and will be published in the Illustrators Annual, ensuring important exposure to the creators of this outstanding work.

Moreover, all young selected illustrators (under 35 years of age) will take part in the Bologna Children's Book Fair - SM Foundation International Award for Illustration. This annual award, founded in 2009, aims to promote and support new talents in the world of illustration; It is worth $ 30,000 (US)."