Adult Program Story by Yvonne Mes
Illustrators and author James Foley took us through the process of illustrating ‘My Dead Bunny’ written by Sigi Cohen.
His initial research into style and character development was done by watching old horror films and pouring over old horror movie posters, researching the style, fonts and colours used.
He showed his progression from rather cute dead bunnies to zombie bunnies that would give children nightmares and finally to the creation of a suitably dead bunny that was just right.
James showed us the use of perspectives and point of view to create unsettling feeling in the viewer/ reader and gave examples of shape, line, colour and how these influence illustrations.
James finished this session on the process of creating an unconventional picture book with an unconventional quick drawing of a dead dog.
Personally, I would love to see James complete the ABC of dead animals a la Edward Gorey!
Blogging Team 2017