Make no mistake there is a nice prize for the winner but the real beauty of it, as with all Illustration Rally's rallys, is that all entries will be posted on their blog. We'll also be featuring the winner, runners up and note worthy entries too!
This is about showcasing the good, the budding and the talented, showing new ideas and hopefully pushing the boundaries of children's book illustration for all to enjoy, including our industry following. Are you ready?
Many congratulations to Temujin Doran on being picked as one of the eight finalists for the Nokia Shorts 2011 with 'The Adventures of a Cardboard Box'! Over 600 talented filmmakers pitched to Nokia Shorts this year with ideas ranging from documentary, to comedy, to post-apocalyptic western.
John Speight comes from a family with a tradition of silhouette profile cutting, he's the third generation, although he has chosen other subjects and has created his own style. 'Rooks' is from a collection of his 'Finest Paper Cuts', all skilfully hand cut and mesmerising in detail yet, as images, they are beautiful in simplicity. John has been working as a professional paper cut artist since 1990 and shares a studio with his wife, professional jewellery designer, Lorna Speight.
Lili Cooney-Smith is six years old and goes to school at St Polycarps in Farnham. She sent us this wonderful ipad picture (above) called 'Easter'. Lili asks, 'Am I like David Hockney? I read that he has been drawing with an ipad too!'
(Lili, you can make the pictures and words bigger by clicking on the images)
Here's a little gem that I had to share with you in it's entirety. 'How to be in Love' by C.T.Doran. The perfect little gift book just waiting for a publisher! Click on the images to enlarge the pages, read the text and enjoy the details.