2.17.2008

textbook illustrations


These are some pieces from the childern´s textbook, I am working on.
Found one of my favourite books ( Můj medvěd Flóra) via here

12 comments:

  1. Lovely! I just love the little squirrel and the smile on the boar's face...

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  2. Nice work! and BTW thanks for stopping by my blog the other day. I really appreciate it.

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  3. good day, ms andrea!

    you are so full of many complicated layers--i love your little boy. Do you think he minds that we watch him in the shower???

    Looking at these makes me want to imagine a world of adventures for him! I love the water rain then shower.
    Are the animals his friends?

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  4. Dear mansuetude - yes I am full with too much layers. Sometimes I think I could write a manual " How to complicate your life in few easy steps :-)! "
    Step number one: instead of sitting at the table and working on the illustrations, go and have a fun at Pecha Kucha night.
    If you are interested, next time I will tell you step number two.
    This boy - his name is Dan, is a small exhibitionist (like some other small kids), so he doesn´t mind.
    The ladybird and squirrel are his friends. The hedgehog is a loner and the boar is to much crafty, to be somebody´s friend.

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  5. ohh andrea!!! I am also a genius at living to make my life complicated in a few easy steps!! We could write the manual together! Everyone would love it.

    what is Pecha Kucha night? It sound like hookchie koochie or something made up in a fantasy... :)

    Step number 2 might be starting a blog...! Ha!

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  6. Lovely illustrations!! I love the expressions of the animals. very tender.. Im surprised that you liked that book!I got it in Prague. I fell in love with the amazing images and had to get it although I don't understand a word of what's written there.. I have to go back to Prague. There were many other books I found beautiful but couldn't get all of them. Too heavy to carry around..

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  7. Two little ones and four from the animal kingdom... surely equals six beautiful, good things you have drawn.
    Loving that hedgehog best of all.
    take care, grache

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  8. the expression on the little boy's face, as he looks up at the rain, is so sweet.

    the squirrel is adorable- he looks a little concerned about something. and I love hedgehogs. we don't have them in the US, but I'm a big fan of Beatrix Potter's Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle.

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  9. Thank you all for the comments. I still do have more than 60 small illustrations before me and the deadline is in the middle of March...
    mansuede: Yes!! to the step number 2.
    Number 3 - make a lot of things in the same time.
    yasu: when I will have a time I can translate the book for you, if you want ( not perfectly, but you could know, what is it about.

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  10. me too! i want you to translate that book! I loved the dreamy photos. I can help with any stuck english places...:)

    ohh... Number 3 is my speciality! :)
    and Number 4...is offering to translate a children's book... or help with the english..:)

    Na zdravi!

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  11. Yes, I would love o hear about the characters! Complicity (is that a word?) can be beautiful!

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  12. the boar! or pig? such a good natured little one! they are all adorable though, who could choose?

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