Read some thoughts behind my artwork in a new interview by Voyage LA magazine for their series The Thought-Provokers: Celebrating Artists and Creatives…
A theme through much of my work is the mixture of darkness and hope. I’m drawn to stories and images that, even when they’re for kids, are realistic about the brokenness in our world. That brokenness might be conveyed in the events of the narrative, the design of the characters, or in formal qualities like lighting or texture. But my goal is that my work would not dwell in angst and despair, but rather have a clear sense of hope, kindness, and joy that shines brighter in contrast to the circumstances.
See the whole article at VoyageLA.com: Meet Ian Dale
We just received our copy of The Easter Storybook! So beautifully written and illustrated once again! Thank you for your part in bringing these stories to people in such an understandable format.
I just ordered Katy and Jon’s copy also.