the blog of author and illustrator alexis deacon
So, are you taking elements of the creatures you're studying and creating characters of them? Stunning drawings
Yes, that's right. I start to draw a creature by collaging bits and pieces of the animals I can see around me. When one creature is done I walk to a different spot and start again.
wonderful! fun is the best ingredient to work with : )
Thanks! Yes it is always a good sign, isn't it? I will definitely do more of these...
Oooh they will be beasties? Yay!!
It's kind of like Noah's Ark! I'll have to make them a little bit less purely animals though. They need to have more in common...
I want to come along!
Ah, the Horniman Museum, you introduced me to that mecca of inspiration! Wish I could've tagged along with you on this outing, your sketches look incredible!
Yes, I wish you could have come too! Glad you like them ^-^