Couldn't resist two more stunning illustrations from Sue Macartney-Snape's book. The mastery in the drawing and the balance of colours and details is unbelievable. Many more to see - and buy - from the artist's website: http://www.sms-editions.co.uk/
According to the author's introductory note, the pictures came first! Quite an unconventional process for a writer having to imagine stories, situations and relationships between characters of an artist's set of drawings. But these are not just any ordinary illustrations. The characters are so well observed and vivid, their clothes and the settings are so detailed that they create their own farcical narratives. Sue Macartney-Snape's pictures are exquisite, each character complete in every aspect - the dresses, the pets, the expressions on their faces, even the furniture and hundreds of artifacts.
Sue Macartney-Snape probably needs no introduction - to the British public anyway. According to the biographical note on her website, she
was born in Tanzania, grew up in
Australia and arrived in London in 1980... http://www.sms-editions.co.uk/biography.php
Her work is widely known from the Saturday Telegraph Magazine's Social Stereotypes column (between 1994 and 2011). Collections from this series have been published in nine books so far and there is a huge selection of limited edition prints available to buy on the above website.
The beautiful work of British born author and illustrator Pat Hutchins (b.1942). Better known, of course, for the classic "Rosie's Walk" (1968), "The Wind Blew"(1974), "Don't Forget The Bacon!"(1976), she produced dozens of children's books in her long career. A brief biography here: http://www.harpercollins.com/cr-107122/pat-hutchins