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Date of publication / release: 30.11.1999
Expectations of the editor are the illustrations should be very soft and very girly. The desire here is to realize as an illustration a little less commercial. The request was also to make the layout ... we will see.
Date of publication / release: 01.11.2012
Back in the summer I was approached by the Stephen Joseph Theatre to produce artwork for their 2012 winter Pantomime. They wanted the artwork in several different layers - a bit like a pop-up book, so they could adjust the artwork to fit into many different formats, including portrait and lanscape posters, and a wonderful YouTube video! This of course is a Pantomime with a huge twist and unlike the more traditional story has a maritime theme to suit the theatre’s seaside location of Scarborough. This is what they are saying about this year’s Panto on the theatre’s website: Who knew that Cinderella came from Scarborough? This year the world’s most popular fairytale is given a seaside twist...
The illustration was actually drawn in sections to give the client maximum flexibility when it came to layouts. Some of their posters are landscape and others portrait, and so there were about five layers. It also meant they could animate it all far more easily. Below are samples of some of the poster artwork - looks great!
Unfortunately i cannot embed the YouTube video, which is such fun and so here's a link to it, which I hope will work: www.youtube.com/watch...
Nathalie Ortega has dedicated the last 15 years of her life to illustration in many forms. She draws picture books for children, storyboards for animation, posters and advertisements. She enjoys drawing for children, and the love for her work is something you can clearly notice while looking through her portfolio.
Though keeping her own personal style of drawing, one of her abilities is to adapt to many different lines of work. She gained this skill by working in animation productions for the UK and other countries years ago. She designs characters and is a very experienced storyboard artist as well.
Her main field of work is educational illustration. Which has to be drawn in a style that’s clean and easily understandable. Communication is the goal.
Nathalie works together with her husband at their home studio in Valencia, Spain. Talent is something to have if you are an illustrator. Reliability is a must if you are a true professional and the fact that Nathalie has clients that have been with her for many years is a testament to her professionalism.
Nathalie is represented by The Illustrators Agency. Please feel free to contact them for more information.
Date of publication / release: 30.11.2008
In this story there are noises in the night keeping everybody awake...what do the Bouncer-Bangerrings have to do with it?
Omar Aranda worked his magic by creating the fantastic characters and scenes that bring this book to life!!
Date of publication / release: 30.11.2011
Lyn Stone's Cinderella , but with a huge twist, as this one surfs!
Cinderella: because the theatre is by the seaside it was Cinderella with a big twist. Lyn’s Cinderella had to be surfing on big dramatic waves. She had to be pulled along by two giant seahorses and of course the fairy godmother was a fairy ‘crabmother’! What a fun and completely mad idea!
Lyn had never done a poster before and so this was something different for her to work on. All the artwork had to be separated into different layers enabling the client maximum flexibility when producing the different layouts. And what a fantastic job she made of it.
Denis Alonso cooks up a storm with his monster of an illustration!
Cats, love 'em or hate 'em as an artist at some stage you'll probably draw one!
I have actually done quite a few both serious studies and cartoon cats and today I thought I would share some of my artwork of cats with you. They are all drawn using different materials. Some have been drawn using pen nib and coloured inks, some are in oils and others in watercolour, depending on what I was doing.
Strangely enough nearly all my cat drawings have either been private commissions or for my Christmas card designs or just as samples. Only once has a cat appeared in a commission piece, which was for Oxford University Press. Mostly its dogs clients want, and over time I have done quite a few illustrations of dogs for Heritage Art Papers – usually ridiculous dogs doing daft things!
I have also produced a ‘how to draw a kitten’ video for videojug, which can be found at www.videojug.com. Just type my name into the search box (Lyn Stone), and scroll down to the right video (I have done over forty for them).
Here’s two for you!
Just lately I have had the opportunity to work on a couple of projects where I have been able to use my pencil style, which is something I am keen to do more often.
Both projects were for older children's books. Today I thought i would share some sketches and finished artwork with you, which are not in my current portfolio on this site.
If you would like to see more samples of my work, you can always go to my website: lynstone.com and view a whole range of portfolios, categories and subjects. There is also a very handy search facility in which you can put in any keyword for what you are looking for and if I done something on your keyword, you'll get a comprehensive search results list just like Google.
Here are some sketches...
Date of publication / release: 30.11.1999
Spanish illustrator Santy Gutierrez illustrated a jewel of a book, Lilus Kikus by famous Mexican journalist and author Elena Poniatowska. Edited by Editorial Trifolium, the result is a wonderfully delicate book which inaugurates a new collection, Lunalimon, dedicated to the art of illustrated books.
Sketches of ‘fairy superheroes versus giant’ is quite different from what I am usually asked to draw. I did them to help another artist out who was unavailable due to illness to do the concept stage on this project and so I stepped in to help.
Fairy superheroes versus giant: In addition to creating these strange fantasy characters I had to use extreme perspective. Everything had to be drawn at quite an odd angle, as previous books using this artist had all been drawn using this particular perspective. This made the project more interesting for me of course!
I only did the first set of concept sketches for this project, but thought I would share them with you today. These are only pencil sketches drawn using a technical pencil, as that was all that was needed by the client at the time.
The giant is really from the Jack and the Bean Stalk fairytale and I have no idea where the superhero fairy idea came from at all!
To find out what else I’m up to you could always visit my blogspot page here!
Here’s the superhero fairy and giant from Jack and the Bean Stalk: