Sunday, June 23, 2013



 So, this week's 'Make Art That Sells' assignment was to illustrate a children's book cover or page for Hans Christian Anderson's The Snail and the Rose Tree. In very short summary, it's the tale of a pompous little snail who lives beneath a rose tree and stays in one spot, doesn't do much with his life, whilst moaning about how rubbish the rose tree is. 



The rose tree, on the other hand,  has a happy little soul and is content just to give his roses to the world and spread some joy. I guess it's a glass half empty, glass half full sort of a story. 





It was an intense week, I drew ALOT of snails, went to bed thinking of snails, woke up thinking of snails, even rescued 2 snails off the road when I was cycling home with the kids one day. My son thought I was a hero! 




I went through ALOT of ideas, came up with all sorts of different things...






We have to submit a final piece to the Flickr group at the end of the week. There's a lot of debating that goes on and it's amazing to see everyone's different takes on the brief. I finally decided on this one.....





but it could have been this one...




and now, I sort of wish I'd done something more with this one....





but I didn't, the week's up and my family are fed up with snails, and my eyes are sore from
too much computer time. I really must go and get those glasses I need!




At the end of the day, this is what that self-inflated little snail needed to do but he didn't! 




12 comments:

  1. Aw I LOVE your little snail at the end. So cute! And so true! :-)

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    1. Thanks hun, now I wish I'd used him! Maybe I should start over......there's time.... cue hysterical laughter! x

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    2. Ha ha! I bet you flipping do as well!!! Xx

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  2. Your artwork is really beautiful -- the class has obviously been inspiring!

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    1. Wow, thank you so much...I'm such a fan of your beautiful work so that means a lot to me! xxx

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  3. Wow they are all great - LOVE them : )

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  4. everything you illustrate is just so darn cute!

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    1. Thank you so much Denise....I'm in love with your work, I wish I could buy your plate! The course is great isn't it. xxxxx

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  6. Well done Lizzie, so lovely! You have done SO much work!!! xxx

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  7. I absolutely loved your final cover, (great decision on the white background, btw) and looking through all of your concepts, you totally blew all of them out of the park - NICE WORK! Your attention to detail is astounding. I can't wait to see more of your work in class! :-)

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