Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Inspiration from: Patrick McDonnell

Recently bought Hug Time by Patrick McDonnell at the library sale the other day, and I was reminded of how much I loved reading the "Mutts" comics in the newspapers while growing up. Seeing his work again, I feel much more appreciative of McDonnell's illustration technique of easy ink lines and watercolor accents, along with his simple stories and comics that are full of heart.

Some of my favorite comics:

If you get a chance, take a look at McDonnell's children's books. Hug Time is the book I purchased (and read more than 5 times in one day). Not only are the books a great illustration reference, but it will leave you smiling and feeling better by the end :)

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