Sunday, 23 June 2013

Slugs & Snails

Well, only a few slugs. We're mainly talking a week of snails...

First up, I never knew they were such interesting creatures. You should nip out in your garden or over the nearest field and catch yourself a few to observe. They really are most curious - probably comes from having their eyes on the ends of stalks! They also move surprisingly fast - especially when you're trying to sketch them!

I've been sketching the 'slippery little suckers' for Lilla Rogers' Make Art that Sells course. This week was all about children's book illustration - something way out of my comfort zone but oh so much fun!

I ended up with two versions of my book cover for a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale - a rather dark story about a miserable snail incapable of seeing all the good that was right in front of his face. Which do you prefer?

Sharing the snails with Sunday Sketches :)


  1. Beautifully done..such magical little souls..gorgeous work..looks wonderful!

  2. They are both adorable. The firstis my fave.

  3. Love your sketches. I like both covers, but lean towards the first.

  4. I prefer the second version, he doesn't seem as miserable. I guess the top version represent him more.

    hope you have a great day.

  5. Love both, but think that the first is more of a cover, I see the second as inside the book. However they are awesome.

  6. I especially like the first more green guy and the second one too. Hard to choose my favorite! Happy Sunday Sketches! Thanks for sharing your work :)

  7. great art lisa. how is the course? I was curious but kind of maxed out on e courses...

  8. How fun! The snail studies are marvelous, and I love the whimsy in your paintings. Blessings!

  9. Your drawings are so unlike slugs in real life. :)


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