I watched a lot of cartoons and movies. I draw incessantly and carry a sketchbook everywhere. I work in animation and self-publish my books. There are monsters in the streets, don't wear red. Mad bulls and monsters hate that color. I still watch cartoons.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Happy Turkey day

Here we go. First time to be flying with the family over this harried holiday. Oh, heavens. We're off to visit my mom who's taken up residence in Las Vegas. I hope to get some airport drawings done or some sort of drawings done on the trip.

I leave you with images from Ernest H. Shepard. These images of Shepard's are not of Pooh or Willows folk. The focus of the narratives are about the holidays. I thought it appropriate for the week--fitful sleep, harried travel, and taxing festivities--all good fun--though nothing beats a quiet, intimate dinner, I always say.

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I've admired his "decorations" on the Winnie the Pooh books for so long (I keep buying the same books over), so it came to pass that one day I gave myself the job of illustrating my own self-published little book, "Frogg's Lament." A Nina book, to be sure, an homage to Mr. Toad of Wind in the Willows fame by Kenneth Grahame (of course illustrated by EHS and famous for it, though Grahame didn't live to see those drawings adorn his stories).

Buford K. Frogg causes all sorts of trouble for Nina. Page 31, much has happened already.

Have a safe and happy holiday week.

Tirade post on Frogg's Lament. It' been a year and half already? Must get to work.


Blogger Unknown said...

Nice illustrations my friend.....
really awesome, they remind me of some books i´ve read when i was a child....and really were my favourite....have tried to draw them with my tiny colour bars....

( º3º) so silly, hu?

Great job in here!

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Blogger Amelia Lorenz said...

Ooh those drawings look like they're from the 20s...I should look this illustrator up! So much inspiration for me comes from that decade, the artwork especially. Thanks for sharing!
Eagerly anticipating Nina and Peg's next big adventure...!

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Blogger Alex Senna said...

Nice illustrations!!!!!!

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Blogger Stephan said...

Hi Ronnie,

just wanted to tell you that you're art is really great! I watched a lot of you're art here on you're blog, and you have a great drawing style and feel for colouring. What I like also, is that you're art looks very natural, not that pre-calculated stuff ( but that can be good as well though ).
I saw a picture of you drawing in some cafe. It's good to see that there are artists out there that do that kind of stuff, just drawing anywhere.
Anyway, really cool art, and I'm gonna link ya ;)


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