sobota, 10. decembra 2016

New picture book in progress

I started to work on a new picture book. The story was developed during this summer and took about a month- quite fast- and now I am half way throught. Nine spreads are done and I am quite pleased with how they turned out. And what is it going to be about? Well the main character- Teddy from "Why won't you flower" picture book -is trying to reach the impossible...as usually:)

nedeľa, 20. marca 2016

Year and a half in pictures:)...or making of a picture book-behind the scene.


And finally the book is PUBLISHED!!!

It's been a great pleasure for me to work with the Albatros Publishing House team, who edited the text so now it sounds way better, invented the new title and together we changed the cover so that it meets requirements of the marketing team. It's been an awesome experience for me to work with professionals who know the market and can provide you with valuable information and opinion. So now, the next step: the little gardener and his hungry rabbit neighbours are traveling to Bologna Children's Book Fair. Hopefully we would read this book in other languages soon:)

utorok, 19. mája 2015

9 months later....the picture book dummy is printed!

The initial idea for Flower in My Garden picture book emerged when I was in Edinburgh last summer. It just hit me unexpectedly. I made a quick sketch  of bunch of rabbits eating a giant carrot as if it was kebab while the gardener-not knowing what was happening beneath him- was taking care of his "flower" that didn´t bloom. Took me some time to figure out the story and the narration mode, but I loved the idea of two parallel storylines, that accidentally influence one another, one above the ground and the other underground.
So, now the dummy is ready, I am quite pleased with the result...will see what happens next:)

nedeľa, 25. januára 2015

SNOW!

Today we woke up and everything was covered with snow. And it´s still snowing! The thing is Bobo and rabbits love snow, as I found out. So today they refused to cooperate on finishing the last spread and instead went outside and started the snowball fight. I should go outside too...or I could enjoy a nice hot bath and think about the cold white world outside, hmmm:P

piatok, 23. januára 2015

Procrastination

Exam of admission at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava is a looong and sometimes tedious process that involves a lot of paperwork and organizing. The good thing is you get to know a lot of new talents out there.


One part of the exam is an interview. This year, it took us 5 hrs to talk to every single candidate. This might sound like fun, because you get to know every student better, his/her artworks, the way they think, what their artistic preferences are etc. Sound good....



... BUT for 15 min only. Then the attention span drops radically and you find yourself reaching for a piece of paper and doodling until the attention is back.
So above are some of the drawings I made while interviewing students. Luckily, there were 10 other professors to do the interview....;-)

štvrtok, 22. januára 2015

A Gardener, a Flower, a Rabbit and a Carrot


It´s been a while since the last post. The reason is we´ve been busy with moving to our new house and new studio. But the most important thing is: I am finishing a new book. Wuii!!! The book is about a gardener, a flower, a carrot and a rabbit...actually there are a bit more rabbits it this book...
Once finished it will be a very important source book for all the gardener beginners:P


piatok, 27. júna 2014

Mission: Picture Book. Status: Complete

So this is what I have been doing for the last two months. Basically a standard picture book making process: brainstorming, sketching, studying, editing and finalizing.
Awesome feeling, really rewarding. After this two super intensive and productive months I need to turn my brain off for a little while and have some proper scottish beer(s).