Sunday, December 25, 2005

Friday, December 23, 2005

12B copy


12B copy
Originally uploaded by Jagosilver.

Here's another view of the same castle as below....

12A copy


12A copy
Originally uploaded by Jagosilver.

More "Bryce-enhanced" roughs...

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Using Bryce to cheat!


04D copy
Originally uploaded by Jagosilver.

This is a rough for a new project I'm working on. I had to draw a tower that got smaller towards the top, in perspective from above....Bloomin' tricky, so I used Bryce to render a basic tower shape (see the post below) and positioned the camera in the right place...voila!

Babylon 02


Babylon 02
Originally uploaded by Jagosilver.

see post above for explanation

Christmas Cards


Christmas Cards
Originally uploaded by Jagosilver.

If you are very lucky, you may have recieved one of Alex's exclusive handmade creations. Each is individually crafted with great care and attention...Happy Christmas!

5 panel illustrations....


Page 06 & 07
Originally uploaded by Jagosilver.

Here's the "five panel illustrations" that "British artist, Jago" used...as mentioned in the review below...

Myron's Magic Cow...another review


Myron's Magic Cow
Originally uploaded by Jagosilver.

The author,(Marlene Newman) just sent me this review of Myron's Magic Cow from Publisher’s Weekly 12/19/05

MYRON'S MAGIC COW

Marlene Newman, illus. by Jago. Barefoot, $16.99 (40pp) ISBN 1-84148-496-2

Mundane reality and the fantastic combine as a boy encounters some familiar characters in Newman's fanciful debut. When Myron's mother sends him for milk ("Out of the apartment, down the hall, into the elevator, through the lobby and up the busy street he went"), British artist Jago uses five panel illustrations to heighten the drama in the routine errand, hinting that bigger things await.
Surprise indeed lurks around the corner: a blonde girl with a giant cow approaches Myron, explaining, "A dopey guy who said his name was Jack just traded her with me.... You need milk and I need money-so let's cut a deal." Myron suddenly finds himself holding the cow's leash while the girl and three bears zoom off in a car.
On the way home the cow talks, then reveals herself to be a genie, granting Marvin three wishes (e.g., someone else has to run errands for a while).
Jago's uncluttered full-bleed spreads and carefully framed vignettes charmingly convey the extraordinary in the ordinary, as when Myron, calling "I'll be there in a minute, Mama," sits on a stool milking the cow whose leash hangs from the apartment radiator.
If the tale takes a circuitous route, the artwork stays right on target, credibly integrating imaginative elements into a child's everyday world.
Ages 7-9. (Sept.)

Faather's Birthday card 2005


Faather's Birthday card 2005
Originally uploaded by Jagosilver.

Here's my dad's birthday card for this year....he's not really an orang-utan but he did really wear a carrier bag on his head....he's getting old you see.

Daily Mail Fig review


Daily Mail Fig review
Originally uploaded by Jagosilver.

Now, although I am loathe to admit it, I have a reason to like The Daily Mail.... They've reviewed Fig and although they didn't mention my name, they did say I was handsome...or was that the illustrations..

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Independant ABC Fig Review


Independant ABC Fig Review
Originally uploaded by Jagosilver.

The Independant on Sunday have reviewed Fig's Giant, (they also reviewed Myron, here). It's brief but it does say my pictures are WONDERFUL, so that's good.

Myron Venue Mag Review


Myron Venue Mag Review
Originally uploaded by Jagosilver.

Yet another review for Myron's Magic Cow, and it's a goodun! (Click the pic for a larger, readable version on Flickr)

Click here to buy it on Amzon....or support your local bookshop.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

We've moved house!


DSCF5655
Originally uploaded by Jagosilver.

Huzzah! Huzzah! Huzzah!

Now you know the reason for the desolate state of this blog for the past *cough* three weeks....

Well, we're in now, the Rayburn is roaring and it's nearly Christmas, normal service will resume (hopefully).

More photos on Flickr...

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Polzeath


Polzeath
Originally uploaded by Jagosilver.

Me at Polzeath


Me at Polzeath
Originally uploaded by Jagosilver.

Went for a walk at Polzeath today, perfectly clear sky, lovely and sunny, and best of all, nearly all the tourists have gone home!

Thursday, November 17, 2005

We've bought a house!


House Sketch
Originally uploaded by Jagosilver.

Well bloomin' heck we've bought a house! Exchanged contracts yesterday. Moving in at the begining of December....here's what it looks like, drawn from memory...

Monday, November 14, 2005

Happy Birthday to me!


Happy Birthday to me!
Originally uploaded by Jagosilver.

I was 26 on Saturday...a marvellous day of presents and feasting....here's a photo of the goodies, follow the link to Flickr to see more details of what's what....

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Jonah through the sparks


Jonah through the sparks
Originally uploaded by Jagosilver.

Here's a photo from our fireworks party...aren't sparklers great? They're my favourite bit of Guy Fawkes Night. You can see more photos from the night on Flickr here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jago/

Monday, October 31, 2005

OUP and Barefoot Books Promotion


OUP and Barefoot Promotion
Originally uploaded by Jagosilver.

Here's the latest promotional stuff I've received from two of my publishers, Barefoot Book and Oxford University Press.
Click the links on the left hand side of the blog to buy any of the books on Amazon....or go out and support your local bookshop.

Myron in the new Barefoot Books catalogue!


Myron in the new Barefoot Books catalogue!
Originally uploaded by Jagosilver.

Here's the bit about Myron's Magic Cow from the latest Barefoot Books catalogue, click here to buy it....go on!

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Ink rook 2


Ink rook 2
Originally uploaded by Jagosilver.

Here's a coloured version of the Rook sketch I posted a month or so ago...

I was trying to produce an image that didn't appear at all digital...(whilst using Photoshop and Painter!)

Click here to see another version

jagoillustration.blogspot.com
www.jagoillustration.com
www.flickr.com/photos/jago/

Monday, October 24, 2005

House and tree in mist


House and tree copy
Originally uploaded by Jagosilver.

here's another doodle, coloured in about 5 mins....

http://jagoillustration.blogspot.com
http://www.jagoillustration.com
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jago/

James again


James again
Originally uploaded by Jagosilver.

Here's the sketch I posted a while back, but coloured in... and framed....just doodling about really.

Apologies for the lack of posts....possibly moving house...arranging mortgages and other scarily grown-up stuff...

http://jagoillustration.blogspot.com
http://www.jagoillustration.com
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jago/

Monday, October 10, 2005

My dad's been BoingBoing-ed!


Boing Boing: A Directory of Wonderful Things



Andy Titcomb's fanciful ceramic teapots are really clever -- my favorites are this padlock-shaped pot and the cherub.

Andy Titcomb's Teapots

Wow!

His website has already had nearly 2000 hits today so will probably be closed down soon. If it is, try this link to his blog instead:

Teapots Teapots Teapots Blog

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Bear in the woods paint 5


Bear in the woods paint 5
Originally uploaded by Jagosilver.

Here's a rejected rough for my latest book, I've used it to experiment with some colouring...

This highlights a problem with working digitally...too much choice. Having "finished" this illustration I quickly came up with four other versions of it by tweaking the colours in various areas...

If this was for a book, which would I choose?

Go here for the other four..

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jago/

Monday, October 03, 2005

Ink rook 2


Ink rook 2
Originally uploaded by Jagosilver.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Ink rook 1


Ink rook 1
Originally uploaded by Jagosilver.

Friday, September 30, 2005

Worried in a hat


Worried in a hat
Originally uploaded by Jagosilver.

another from the sketchbook

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Girl in daisy dress


Girl in daisy dress
Originally uploaded by Jagosilver.

...and still more from the sketchbook

Long nose girl


Long nose girl
Originally uploaded by Jagosilver.

...more from the sketchbook

Monday, September 26, 2005

James


James
Originally uploaded by Jagosilver.

an old sketch...soon to be coloured and experimented with....

jagoillustration.blogspot.com
www.jagoillustration.com
www.flickr.com/photos/jago/

Friday, September 16, 2005

Initial ideas for new book - colour


Initial ideas for new book - colour
Originally uploaded by Jagosilver.

Initial sketches for my new book. It's a book of two fables, The Fox and the Crane and The Tiger and the Fox....these were drawn and painted digitally.

Initial ideas for new book - line


Initial ideas for new book - line
Originally uploaded by Jagosilver.

Initial sketches for my new book. It's a book of two fables, The Fox and the Crane and The Tiger and the Fox....these were all drawn digitally.

Initial ideas for new book - colour


Initial ideas for new book - colour
Originally uploaded by Jagosilver.

Initial sketches for my new book. It's a book of two fables, The Fox and the Crane and The Tiger and the Fox....these were drawn and coloured digitally.

Initial ideas for new book - line


Initial ideas for new book - line
Originally uploaded by Jagosilver.

Initial sketches for my new book. It's a book of two fables, The Fox and the Crane and The Tiger and the Fox....these were drawn digitally.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Door bell


Door bell
Originally uploaded by Jagosilver.

Just returned from a week in Tuscany, near San Gimignano. Took 1100 pictures...below are a selection of them.

Grapes


Grapes
Originally uploaded by Jagosilver.

Garage Door


Garage Door
Originally uploaded by Jagosilver.