Quentin Blake


Quentin Blake is an English cartoonist, illustrator and children’s author, well known for his collaborations with writer Roald Dahl.

His distinct artistic style uses fast, scribbly ink lines, but with a precise stroke. His idiosyncratic use of line adds depth to his drawings, conveying movement and emotions by creating images with a sense of excitement. First, he makes pen-and-ink drawings, and then adds watercolour. The spontaneity of his style is achieved by making a draft image with a free hand at first, and then tracing elements via light table from the first draft onto subsequent drafts.


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