Friday, November 26, 2010

Food & Warmth

Yet another illustration-in-progress from the book I'm working on. Here the formerly greedy cat learns to savour simpler fare... a timely example for all of us who overindulged in Thanksgiving bounty yesterday!

Acrylic on text & maps on canvas, 9x12".
I haven't put the hidden cat in this one yet, so hold off on the search... but do click for a closer view.

For The Old Man and the Cat, by Anthony Holcroft, to be published in 2011 by Penguin NZ.

p.s. If this image seems curiously familiar, maybe you've seen this one-- the original Cricket illustration that started it all!

9 comments:

Greg Newbold said...

Very cool textures and stylization! Nice one

Sandra Brandstätter said...

nice work

Júl said...

I love the textures, and mostly the background collage. Well done!

Marion Eldridge said...

Beautiful work, great blog. I'm following now.

Diana Evans said...

oh your style is fantastic!!! wonderful work....

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Juan said...

Awesome piece Leah!! Fantastic!

Jack Foster said...

Wow Leah! This is so cool! I have to check out the Cricket pic that started it.... Love your style! So interesting!! Looking forward to the book.

Pásztohy Lili said...

poor cat looks so scared it looks like the skiny wizard is feeding her cos he's getting his appetite for a catsoup i mean it looks like that but it's good how you make me sense the music that's in the background and that's make it more scary bye and don't eat pet

susansorrellhill said...

Really great (brilliant, really!) expression on this old guy's face, Leah and fascinating body language too.
Thank you, once again, for your kind comments on my own blog post and art!
Best wishes for the New Year, Susan