I’m working on a board book and picture book at the same time. The picture book is a sequel to my previous book “A New House For Mouse”. I want the new book to be different, but at the same time it needs to have some similarity with the previous book too. Tricky. I do enjoy a challenge.
Here is the “New Mouse”. I’m trying to loosen up the style a bit. Since I use collage in my book I can draw each image a few times. It doesn’t bother me to draw it, but cutting out all the fingers and tails and details can be tiring.
I keep all the moles in a see through container. It reminds me of when I saw a jar of pickled moles in a museum. I just googled it, but the image of poor moles inside the jar is so gruesome, that I can’t put it in the blog. Instead I’m offering my jar of moles.
In the book is also a Rabbit.
When I’m working, I also listen to the radio. This week for some reason a few people mentioned a gorilla and how you should never look at a gorilla’s eyes, since it makes them mad. Here is a picture from my little sketchbook. It’s a sketch of what you shouldn’t do.
Looking into the gorilla’s eyes.