Thursday, August 20, 2009

picture book illustrations






story -"Surprise Gift" is about a creative aunt Farida who sends unsual gifts for a family...
a Children's Book Trust , India publication

14 comments:

mindflyer 小飞人 said...

thx for posting this Sujata :)

Looks like alot of hard work involved.

The colours stands out better in the 2nd and 3rd panel.
The 1st one looks abit off in the colours. It could be the green- it looks very raw to me. Or is it just the scanning.

Any reason why the tea in the mug is not "level" in panel 3?

sujata bansal said...

yes mike,because the text says she makes even "furniture from old packing crates bits of odd wood so her bed rocked.. and the dining table sloped so much that food often rolled right off! But this does not bother her" , the first panel is the first leaf before the storey starts with publication logo at bottom and title so its subdued but shows where she lives away from town and shops so makes most of the materials, herself. she is making jam from her gardens apples in teh second panel//
third is the opening page.

sujata bansal said...

hey thanx for taking a look :o)

sujata bansal said...

btw all blank spaces are for teh text! and pink page just added is about her unusual creations...

sokkuan said...

wow fantastic! reminds me of those nice pictorial books i read when i was little! i sure your illustration leaves a very special impression for the kids who read the book, too!
(' u ')

mindflyer 小飞人 said...

Hey the colour looks so much better now.
Looks good! :)

For the "rickety table" picture- its not obvious enough- needs more exaggeration maybe.

zeropointfive said...

Nice work Sujata! Everything's so bright and cheery and it feels very Enid Blyton until you see that there's "Farida" on the mailbox and an indian lady heh and it gives it that southeast asian flavour to it. Love it!

I love the little details you put into it, i think my favourite part of this series is the tiny little picture frame in the first illustration! :D

sujata bansal said...

thank you guys, i was nervous even sharing my style, realistic old timer almost...i love the works of the illustrators here, the book just came out in print ,thought i'll upload some images..

drewscape said...

nice work Sujata. Must take some effort and skill not to mess up drawings with purely natural media and with so many colours and details.

Li Dan said...

Nice colour! Hard work indeed!

dominique said...

very sunny:) The colors are lovely. I lithe the 2nd and last ones best

Bella said...

awwww will they be publishing this internationally anyway? it is so rich and a treat to look at, can look at the details all day!

Amanda said...

It's beautiful! :)

sujata bansal said...

THANK you guys for the feedback and exchanges...OIC helped me come back to art that i had left for over two years in a state of grief due to a personal loss. Last year I did this first book in a long long time...thank you...

Bella its indian only.. but i'll bring u a copy!