Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Quentin Blake
















Spontaneity, simplicity and beauty in the Quentin Blake's illustrations are for me a source of delight and wonder. When I draw, I often think about his work and that helps me fighting the fear of doing a bad drawing.

13 comments:

willipino said...

i love the way you use the black background things. the horns on the right are really well rendered.
superb.

chris chua said...

I concur with chilly willy...He kinda reminds me of Mr. Tumnus in Narnia. Good light feel to the piece.

tcportfolio said...

Wow, really love the stuff.

A. Riabovitchev said...

Gabriele i like your drawings more and more!

Gulzar said...

Gabriele, great blog...man!
can you kindly tell me any books that's there on Khal, He too is one of my favourite animators from the legendry "Old Nine Men", but I cant seem to lay any hands on his illustrations...or books or notes... :)

cheers man
will come back for more...

Regards
Gulzar

Scott Wright said...

Gabriele you said the magic word. I LOVE Quentin Blake. He's my favorite illustrator. His stuff is so magical and alive.

Thanks for making my day!

Mark McDonnell said...

These are BEAUTIFUL man. Wonderful life and a great sense of depth . . .wonderful doodles.

MAC

Gabriele Pennacchioli said...

Gulzar- About Milt Kahl.
Books:
"Illusion of Life" by F. Thomas and O. Johnston
"Walt Disney's Nine Old Men and the Art of Animation" by John Canemaker
Interviews/lectures:
http://sewardstreet.com
http://www.dazland.com/sewardmirror/miltkahl_tracks.htm
I hope this will help you.

Gulzar said...

Thanks for the information, altough I have the books mentioned, but was wondering if Milt himself had ever taken out a book by himself...
anyhow thank you once again for your assistance...

great blog. :) keep posting...

cheers
Gulzar

martin wittig said...

Great work as always!
martin
http://martinwittig.blogspot.com/

Noah Klocek said...

Fantastic work. Even the simplest sketches show such character and life. Really nice.

Noah

Elliot said...

I was a huge fan of Quentin Blake when I was child and am often surprised to see how much of an influence now that I'm an adult.

Lee-Roy said...

just came across your blog and wanted to make a comment here. i'm also a fan of quentin's work and of the roald dahl stories that he illustrated. i discovered both of them later in life, for some reason. quentin's illustrations are very refreshing to look at. i think a common tendancy is toward perfection in one's work. quentin's a great example of just how unimportant that is. i could probably stand to keep him in mind in much the same way you've suggested. thanks for the thought.