I recently wrote a post about his book “Mrs Armitage and the big wave” which my daughter loves, and whilst researching it, stumbled over his official website. It turns out to be one of the most inspirational websites I have come across in a long time. It is a great gateway into the world of illustration.
We are all used to looking at illustrations every day, all the time, especially when reading children books. It is so easy to forget all the work and thought that is needed to illustrate words well. Quentin Blake describes in detail what goes into creating an illustration and how his ideas come together. It makes me want to become an illustrator (unfortunately my 3-year-old already draws better than me).
I love the kid’s section of the website — there are some really great projects to do. You can let your child paint a Quentin Blake original, then print them out and decorate your walls. There are templates for letter paper, bookmarks and bookcards to print out and colour in. If you are interested in the creative process of illustration it is definitely worth a look!