Recently I mentioned that last summer I hand bound and illustrated a small book of bird folklore from around the world. I’m currently thinking about binding a few more and adding them to my Etsy shop, so I thought now would be a good time to let you guys see what the last one I bound looked like. Each book compiles seven stories from a range of different countries. Each of the illustrations incorporate a gold leaf symbol, which highlighting an integral factor from each story.
Thursday, 26 January 2012
This is the fourth illustration in my constellation series and since it was only chinese new year a couple of days ago and this year its year of the dragon, I decided now would be a good time to add Draco to the collection. Initially I was a little bit unsure about adding mythical creatures to the series but I'm glad I caved because I think having a few throughout will hopefully add a bit of diversity to the finished book.
Posted by Matthew Hayton at 13:28
Tuesday, 24 January 2012
Friday, 13 January 2012
Monday, 9 January 2012
On January 7th (my birthday) I went to the opening Reception of Further Into The Woods at Gallery Nucleus with my boyfriend Jeff, and our friend Danielle
The website blurb says - “Following 2008's journey Into The Woods with some of the most notable narrative artists, this new adventure has us exploring deeper into the realm of Children's Books and Graphic Novels with some of the most inspiring and distinguished illustrators in the field”.
It was so beautiful and I’d definitely recommend it to anyone that has a chance to go. My favorite artists work on show was Amélie Fléchais. I had already seen her work online before and I had started follow her blog but seeing it in person was amazing. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to visit again before it’s taken down.
AU PETIT MATIN by Amélie Fléchais
Posted by Matthew Hayton at 11:15
Thursday, 5 January 2012
Monday, 2 January 2012
I recently got a few large Giclée prints made of some of my recent illustrations. I’m really pleased with how they turned out, so I’ve just posted one of each on my Etsy store here.
If anyone is interested, all the prints are high quality archival and printed on premium heavy weight matte paper. They all look great framed and hung as singles, but in particular the constellation Illustrations grouped together as a collection look amazing. I’m looking forward to adding more to the series soon.
Posted by Matthew Hayton at 23:37