Nate Warren Arrives

October 19, 2010 at 2:31 pm 3 comments

This is me returning to Picture Book Report with my tail very much between my legs and a very sheepish look on my face. I have not done one of these in months. Months! I am incredibly sorry to Meg and all the other (infinitely more) talented folk involved that I’ve lagged behind so much. The past four months on I’ve had the biggest and most complicated job to work on (book related, maybe i’ll post about it here when its done) and that coupled with other smaller illustration jobs have left me with no time at all (also I am terrible at time management and i like not to spend all my time at my desk…so sometimes my excuse has just been that i wanted to go outside).

ANYWAY I’m back with the wholehearted intention of getting back on track. ‘Cept I’ve failed already as this is only 1/3 finished (due to afore mentioned big commission finishing this very week).  So this is the beginning of a drawing of Nate Warren, an american visiting the island of Nollop being met by the statue of Nevin Nollop and it’s missing tiles. By this point three letter tiles have fallen and thus three letters have been eradicated from the islanders’ language. Nate is a young academic from mainland America (the fictional island of Nollop is counted as a part of the USA but is many many years behind in every possible way and has little contact with it whatsoever) who has studied Nollop and requests to stay with Ella’s cousin so that he can get first hand experience of the lexicographical dilemma. Perhaps romance will blossom. Perhaps. Maybe?

So the picture isn’t really done but I thought that posting something was better than another month of radio silence. I’ll try and get it finished by next month so then I can post two pictures in further attempt to get back in your good books!

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. sbosma  |  October 19, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Ah, but it is lovely. Welcome back!

    A small thing: You may want to resize the image. Looks like you may have uploaded the 300 dpi image, which is too huge when you click on it!

  • 2. lizzystewart  |  October 19, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    oops so i have. thats what happens when you blog past your bedtime!

  • 3. Carolyn  |  November 19, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    So lovely to see your work back on the site! What a wonderful illustration!


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