boelie

boelie asked:

Why do you think Robert hates Adam so much? I’ve had the feeling it may have something to do with Adam being the reason Aaron had to leave for France. I think Robert doesn’t think Adam is loyal.

I’ve been having this debate myself! From where I look at it his hatred is pretty irrational. Obviously he thinks Adam is no good for his sister, being a cheat and covering up her crimes (I don’t need to make the obvious hypocritical comments here, do I?) but he’s really blown up his hatred into this massive thing. I don’t like to put my shipper goggles on all the time but this really visceral hatred definitely seems to have elements of jealousy tied to it. I still think Victoria is his main reason and because he thinks Adam is an idiot, but he has no friends himself and Aaron’s loyalty to Adam seemed to get to him. A lot. 

This was one of the first sketches I did of the main character of the picture book I illustrated over the summer.
I thought I’d blog some of the process in the run up to the book’s actual release.

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The cover for my latest book. The first is simply the front without text, it’s a mixture of gouache, pencils and photoshop. The second is the front and back with my idea for the design and text.
Below that is what the publisher went with and finally: the sketch.

More research for the new project. This is from an adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s brilliant book Higglety Pigglety Pop, or there must be more to life.
Sadly this little film is only available on the blu-ray of Where the Wild Things Are.