Tuesday, 19 January 2010

stories + research

This week I am trying to decide on a story to illustrate for this project. I did have my own story loosly planned out, but don't know if it will be strong enough, so I am researching folk tales and fairy tales at the moment. There are so many great stories out there, how am I going to chose?

I need to chose a story that hasn't been done loads before, and then make it my own, illustrate it in a way that no one has illustrated it before. Then it will hopefully stand out from the crowd.

I am hoping to enter this book for the macmillian childrens book competition.

There was an old lady who swallowed a fly...
Here is a version of ' there was an old lady who swallowed a fly' illustrated by Jeremy Holmes. Its so different from how it has been illustrated before. The book takes the shape of the old lady, and the story unfolds within the middle of her (her tummy!) I think it is an interesting and dark way of interpreting the story.

1 comment:

  1. I agree! Finding/making a strong story is difficult! Maybe you could look for folk stories from a really obscure country or something.