Sep 30, 2009

Fairytales on the phone


Among other things, this week I worked on a submission for a contest. There's still plenty of time to join in if you're interested, it's called the Grammar of Figures and it celebrates the work of a very popular italian author, Gianni Rodari. Details and rules of entry are here.
One of Rodari's books is titled "Fairytales on the phone". In the introduction he tells the story of Mr. Bianchi, a salesman often on the road and away from home, who calls his little daughter every night for a goodnight storytime. The flower pattern on the blanket is a rather lame excuse to play with Illustration Friday!

21 comments:

BINO said...

greatly done!

Bino

cally jane studio said...

I love your artwork :)

Kacey said...

These characters are just adorable, very nice work!

Faruffa said...

ohhh lei è deliziosa, e l'espressione dell'orsetto mi fà impazzire!!!
adoro Rodari e ti faccio un grandissimo in bocca al lupo per il concorso :o)

donny* said...

wonderful! really love your illustrations.

olive said...

Beautiful artwork!

Pencil Pocket said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I really love your characters! A wonderful illustration. Good luck with the contest! I hope you get it! :)

Amy C said...

this is so sweet, and the pattern on the blanket is just lovely, I really like the detailed edge of the bedsheet too.
Good luck with the competition, surely this is a winner.

Ken said...

Very cute and nicely done!

Chiara said...

in bocca la lupo per il contest... è bellissima!!!!!

Desiree Cassidy said...

So adorable, love the colors you went with!

Giada - Pepitarosa said...

wow ^^ ke brava che sei!!

Peter Breese said...

Nice!

Gabriele Pasqualino said...

great image :D

Tatieva said...

Comme c'est tendre !
Ca me fait penser à nos livres d'enfance, un vrai moment de tendresse...
Kisses from France,
Tatieva

Mamzelle Rouge said...

A touch of vintage for a sweet and beautiful illustration...
Great artwork, Gaia !
:)

Le Chou Chou said...

I love it!!! :D

sketched out said...

I don't think it's a lame excuse! Anything to get this wonderful thing in front of a lot of eyes, hee hee!

Eric Barclay said...

This is really beautiful work.

Ken Chandler said...

Lovely work, per your standard.
Your "Wild Things" pic is incredible too.

said...

bellissimi lavori, e con questo su Rodari m'hai preso il cor!:o)
w te