Friday, March 31, 2006

A page from "Kano"

Okay, I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post this yet......but here goes. I haven't posted anything in a while because I've been busy with my current job (illustrating this kid's book about the founder of judo), and planning my honeymoon to Italy.... That's right, I said honeymoon. I know we've been married almost 2 years already, but since this is our first trip alone together anywhere....it is our honeymoon.
And about this illustration.....the story is set in the mid-1800's in Japan. Here, the hero of the story , Jigoro Kano, is 11 years old. He is walking down a busy street of a Japan newly open to foreign lands. To the left of the image, we see examples of older, traditional japanese culture, and to the right, a bit of the western world creeps in.

9 comments:

Lorraine LeBer said...

Balp, I really like this! Good story telling. Nice!

Colin Fix said...

Sick!!! Very cinematic. Great illustration, and you're cute.

Jeff Adams said...

Great work as always. I really like how you staged the shot.

BKO said...

This is great!! Before you get in trouble for posting this I just want to say these are wonderful and have alot of the ol Afix flavor in them!!

The Pencil Box said...

Peep game, this is definately, "...the art of fighting without fighting." -B. Lee

tony trujillo said...

hey anne, thanks for your comments. i'm really enjoying the children's book work on your blog - especially the color comp you said helped you get the book gig. very nice.

Sarah Forrester said...

Wow, Anne! This is so beautiful! it has a very elegant and gentle feel to it. :) This is going to be an awesome book!

Yaxin said...

the widescreen format always boost nicely the atmosphere :)

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