"Vasilis Papatsarouchas has come to be known as a prolific and highly praised book illustrator. During the past fifteen years, more than fifty books bearing his illustrations have been published in Greece and abroad, including two Collector’s Editions and four publications based on texts written by him. Among other distinctions, in 2004 he was awarded with the National Illustration Award for an adaptation of the classic ‘Little Red Riding Hood’, while in 2008 he was nominated for the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award, an award presented to a living author or illustrator whose complete works have made a lasting contribution to children's literature." This quote and for more info can be found here - Yatzer
Latest work winging its way to a new home. A new tattoo for someone and the first time I've tackled a raven - I don't know whether I like them or not but enjoying my second tattoo commission. Extract from the RSPB website "The raven is a big black bird, a member of the crow family. It is massive - the biggest member of the crow family. It is all black with a large bill, and long wings. In flight, it shows a diamond-shaped tail."
My lovely family got me a new phone for my birthday so I've been trying to get to grips with it and Instagram (as everyone thought it would be great for me). Love them both!!! Let me know if you're on Instagram! These are just some of my newbie pics!
Well it's decision time - do I add colour? I've also decided to produce about 6 studies of the Indian Horse and develop a range of prints from them so if I should've left it black and white won't be too major a decision as I'll have others to choose from.
My inspiration came from a 'blast from the past' as I had illustrated an Indian Horse before and I thought it would be fun to see if my style has changed. I made into a greetings card and phone cover and it's available in my shop.
Delighted to say that Kirsty's dolphin named 'Kelpie' (Lot 21) sold for £6,500 helping two charities in Aberdeen. In total the auction raised over £500,000 - fantastic Kirsty!!!
The information - Kirsty Anderson’s botanical collage shows the importance and beauty in all the natural resources of the ocean, focusing on the kelp that Dolphins are known to swim, play and hide in. The seaweed patterns are attached on to the dolphin using a decoupage technique. Designed by Kirsty Anderson. Sponsored by Ferryhill House Hotel