Saturday, 30 April 2011

Children's Book Illustrations, Quentin Blake

Quentin Blake is famous for illustrating the Roald Dahl books. To jog peoples memories Roald Dahl is the author of books such as Matilda, James and the Giant Peach and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I loved Roald Dahl books ever since I was introduced to them at Primary School and have read a bunch of them and seeing Quentin Blakes illustrations instantly reminds me of them.

Blake's illustrations were always great at helping you visualise the story looking back, especially the book 'The Enormous Crocodile' pictured at the top which targets certainly a younger age group than books such as 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory', and was so much more exciting to read while looking at her illustrations.

I wouldn't class Blake's illustrations as fine drawings or fine paintings. They are scrawly and sketchy but are charming all the same and represents the delightful humour Dahl's writing certainly had.

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