Deep in the forest of Russian fairyland...

25 February 08


(The Hut In The Forest)

These are illustrations from a uni project I was working on a few weeks ago, when I was having my blogging block :P.
Old Peter's Russian Tales by Arthur Ransome was the book I chose to illustrate (you can read it in full at the link if you fancy it) because I recognised a lot of the stories from my childhood, though I think some things got lost in translation in this version! Some of it makes very little sense.

Anyway, I'm pretty happy with how these turned out. I spent days making the cardboard house and the sets (everything is basically made out of paper) before going at it with lamps and torches and coloured gels for lighting. I wanted it to look a bit fake and hodgepodge, like a slightly rubbish toy theatre.


(The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship)

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They are absolutely remarkable. I admire your ambition!

Kim replied almost 12 years ago.

Oof. You are brilliant.

Gala replied almost 12 years ago.

These are magnificent, especially the boat. It could very well be the flying ship in which Peter Pan returns Wendy and her family back home to England. Gorgeous.

eugene replied almost 12 years ago.

So cute! I love the little house.

Lil replied almost 12 years ago.

these kind of reminded me a little of Yuri Norstein, whose animations I highly recommend if you haven’t already seen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkdklcGbojc

Belinda replied almost 12 years ago.

i love the way it looks…the ship is great!

czina replied almost 12 years ago.

I am in love with these, your blog and just you in general really.

vic replied almost 12 years ago.

i’m doing a project just like this right now! yours looks fantastic. i love ‘the fool of the world…’, a film/animation company called Cosgrove Hall who are based in my home town did a fantastic production of it..

Lil replied almost 12 years ago.

I hope you don’t mind but I’ve awarded you the “you make my day” award, I’m a big fan of your blog and your work, the house looks absolutely beautiful, what a wonderful idea!

Here is the post…http://little-doodles.blogspot.com/2008/02/you-make-my-day.html
Thanks!

Kate replied almost 12 years ago.

these are stunning! really beautiful.

pia replied almost 12 years ago.

Those are great, I really like them!

Blondie replied almost 12 years ago.

that ship is amazing. you are so awesome.

joanna goddard replied almost 12 years ago.

This is a lovely use of photography in illustration! Always enjoy your photos and seems a shame to keep them separate. Really new and exciting, hope to see more!

Alice replied almost 12 years ago.

That mini house looks so… cosy!

kristina replied almost 12 years ago.

wow those are wonderful!! so inspiring!

noshi replied almost 12 years ago.

just found your blog via vic’s post.
so happy to have found you!
i love these, they are so sweet…and i think you captured it just how you wanted to.

my love for you. replied almost 12 years ago.

loving it!

Annika replied almost 12 years ago.

so amazing i cant even handle it

asta replied almost 12 years ago.

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