Last night, both Paul and Julia Woodmansterne attended the opening of The House of Illustration – the first museum/gallery in the world devoted to the art of illustration located here in London at Granary Square, behind King’s Cross, next to the new premises of Central St Martins. Founder and inspirational trustee, Sir Quentin Blake, opened their first exhibition called Inside Stories.
Inside Stories brings together first roughs and storyboards, many never displayed before, with finished art work to demonstrate how ideas evolved. It will show how Blake brings to bear a wide range of different techniques and media including inks, watercolours and pastels applied with a variety of touch, in response to the particular mood of a book and the nature of its characters, to create his distinctive and unforgettable illustrations.
Find out more about The House of Illustration on their official website – http://www.houseofillustration.org.uk/