Saturday, September 29, 2012

The Big Draw with Quentin Blake

He has the most distinctive and widely-loved illustrating style in children's literature.
Quentin Blake, chiefly through his collaborations with Roald Dahl, has left an indelible mark in the minds of generations of youngsters and their parents with his deceptively untidy, quick-brushed figures that are as loaded with personality as any of the author's written characters.
The poster below was created by Blake in support of The Big Draw, a drawing event that takes place this weekend of which he is a patron.
big draw poster
Patterned with Nintendo, The Big Draw invites people of all ages, talents and backgrounds to embrace their inner artist and get involved in the hundreds of drawing events taking place across the country and beyond.
"Drawing knows how to convey both information (how a machine works) and feeling (how a person feels) and sometimes, with amazing economy, both at once" says Blake of his craft, a sentiment encapsulated in this beautiful competition prize.

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