Saturday, May 10, 2008

Art for The Children's Market

Here are a couple pieces I recently completed for an "Art For The Children's Market" class I have been taking for the past couple months. The first part of the class was mainly about composition and value, and the instructor had us work strictly in black and white.
The Frog, the Mouse, and the Snake
I did this illustration in extra black graphite on watercolor paper, for a story by my instructor, Rollin Thomas. The "Snake" in the title hasn't appeared on the scene yet, but if the frog doesn't get the mouse out of the trap the story won't end too happily.

The Fools of Chelm and the Stupid Carp
An illustration for a story by Isaac Bashevis Singer, done in cell vinyl wash on bristol. A great and funny story about the "wise" men of Chelm, who decide to teach a disrespectful fish a lesson by drowing him.

We've been working on other stuff in the class, and I hope to post more soon.


Anonymous said...

Ian, you do really nice work, and I wonder what you are going to do with your "giraffes by the gallon"?
I think it is funny!

Keep your blog up.

Ian Ross said...

Thanks for the kind words, Rollin!