I love this illustration by Tom Schamp featured in the new book 1000 Illustrations for Children:
Amazing Art Made for Kids Books, Products, and Entertainment. What really tickles me about it is the painting on the wall over the bed of the titanic. Not to mention all the other little fun details.
Do you ever put "inside jokes" into your art? I used to back when I made art for art sake but as of late I make inside joke or statement jewelry.
An example is I have been making a few necklaces that have shoes or boot charms on them. This is my symbol for"give things the boot" or "kicking *ss".
Click on this page from 1000 Illustrations for Children to enlarge to get a closer look at all the art included in the illustration.
More about the Quarry book:
Discover beautiful and inspiring illustrations from children’s stories in 1000 Illustrations for Children! Colorful, whimsical drawings fill the pages, brought to you by expert contributors from around the world, including:
—Wolf Erlbruch (Germany)
—Julia Wauters (France)
—Nadia Budde (Germany)
—Marije Tolman (The Netherlands)
—Kitty Crowther (Belgium)
—Suzy Lee (Korea)
—Komako Sakai (Japan)
—Owen Davey (UK)
—Oliver Jeffers (USA)
—Renato Moriconi (Brazil)
—Rilla Alexander (Australia)
—And many others
Julia Schonlau studied Fine Art at the Chelsea College of Art & Design in London. After graduating she worked for August Publishing and Redstone Press. To continue her studies with a Master in Communication Design, she moved to Berlin (where she currently resides) and enrolled at Kunsthochschule Weissensee. Since 2006 she has published a yearly artist’s pocket diary together with AnnaBuehler. Julia is also a recognized illustrator whose work has been showcased in books by Pictoplasma, Rojo, Laurence King and IDN. Visit her online at http://www.jujus-delivery.com.
Next up I want to congratulate a bunch of our winners:
Mary Louise D. won
Carmen N. won52 Playful Projects for Preschoolers
Mary H. won
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Whole Home News
Rock Paper Ink
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Mixed Media Artist
Cyndi has started a new quilt inspired by...are you ready for this?...turkey vultures!
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Looking for a fst and fun gift for Father's Day? Look no further!
Cherie works on her goal of creative a new and different planner.
Where do You Find Your Inspiration?
Eileen tells what has inspired her lately. Please share in the comments what inspires YOU to create.