Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Babar and Tom Kitten

Drawing Babar, softcover
Babar at the Morgan Library & Museum


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Tom Kitten by Beatrix Potter

Lately I have been so busy working hard on getting some of my cat stories together (and even though I know nothing about publishing ~!) I'm determined to get published! With this in mind I've been looking at classics which I've loved. Tom and I came across the illustrations of Jean de Brunhoff creator of Babar at the Morgan Library while in NYC- although we missed the exhibition- the accompanying book, found in their shop, is amazing! The early drafts and watercolors are both sophisticated and childlike at the same time. So loosely structured they border on abstraction. J'adore!
See the digital facsimile of Jean de Brunhoff's Histoire de Babar Maquette »
or purchase the exhibition catalogue here
And of course I love the works of Beatrix Potter, especially Tom Kitten and his balloon pants with the popped off button- a result of his kitty gluttony! Again something so directed at children but easily appreciated by adults!
I feel overwhelmed and hopeful!

10 comments:

Joyce said...

I love Beatrix Potter and Babar! The illustrations in both are soft, beautiful and fun. Enjoy! xoxo

please sir said...

The illustrations are wonderful - best of luck!

Cloud Nine Creations said...

Aww, Babar has been one of my favorites for years!

Hugs ~ Claudia

Ina J Offret said...

You will make it happen!! Good wishes sent your way...

hello gorgeous said...

I love love love Beatrix Potter. I still have a bunch of videos which were done in the 90s - they're just as beautiful as the books.

Ditto on the good wishes.

Iheartfashion said...

These are two of my favorites too!
I love the looseness of the Babar illustrations and the limited color. The Madeline books have a similar feel for me.
And Tom Kitten: so cute!

missknits said...

ohh i grew up with beatrix potter! such sweet stories and even sweeter illustrations! cant wait to see more of yours as well!

Lauren K said...

Oh wow, I'd somehow forgotten about Babar!

Heather said...

I sure hope you can fulfill your dreams!!!

cindy : quaint said...

yes, you should do a book! i love beatrix potter and babar. mercer mayer ('a frog on his own') is wonderful, too.