Last Monday we took at look at Helen Oxenbury and so we thought we’d continue our look at Children’s illustrators with one of the country’s most popular artists, Quenton Blake.
Famous for his illustrations of Roald Dahl’s books and more recently for David Walliams, Quenton was born in the suburbs of London in 1932 and says he’s he drawing for as long as he can remember.
His loose and ‘scrappy’ style is was attracts us at VIP Balloons and we often use his drawings as inspiration for our work. Quenton has used balloons in a number of his pictures, this first one, a memorable scene from ‘The Twits’, shows Mr Twit trying to stretch is wife using helium balloons.
His pictures have such movement in them and appear to have been drawn very quickly. We love the fresh approach he has to illustrating and hope you do too. For more details about Quenton Blake, take a look at his website.
Join us next Monday when we will take a look at another artist who inspires us.