2 November 2011

SketchTravel and Quentin Blake

Have you heard about this wonderful project?  SketchTravel was an international charity art project where one red sketchbook was passed around between 71 artists around the globe for 4 and half years.  The original Sketchbook was recently auctioned in Brussels and sold for 70,000 Euros (96,200 US$)!  The entire proceeds will go towards building libraries in the third world countries, in partnership with child literacy non profit organisation Room to Read.  This excellent little animation was created as part of the project. I hope you enjoy watching it - the music to accompany the little story is super too!

The marvellous Quentin Blake was one of the artists taking part.  

His terrific illustrations of Roald Dahl's books have entertained children (and adults!) for decades!  If you go to the sketchtravel tv site you can enjoy a short film on his participation in the SketchTravel project.


  1. This is sweet...thanks for the link.....have a super Wednesday.

  2. We have always LOVED Quentin Blake's illustrations (and Roald Dahl's books)--so quirky and full of life.

    And I really really like your give-away painting with the bird and berries. It's absolutely luminous. Thanks for posting the process pictures (down a little ways), because I really like seeing the process. This makes me think I should try some kind of texturizing like that (I think I have gesso somewhere....surely.....). It's really really cool.

  3. Oh holy, what an incredible project! I wish I could afford to have that in my clutches. Love Quentin Blake!


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