It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of Miffy – to my eye, the simple, sweet bunny is perfect in every sense. So I was delighted to find a video clip of Dick Bruna at work.
When you see the work that goes into each Miffy illustration, you appreciate that she is not such a ‘simple’ bunny after all. Bruna doesn’t use a ruler, ‘draws’ with a fine paintbrush and has used exactly the same shade of only five colours (yellow, red, blue, green and brown) and three shades (black, white and grey) for decades.
Enjoy more of Bruna’s illustration and graphic design with Dick Bruna, a collection of his work. It’s available from Book Depository for $48.02 (and as a nice touch, it’s shaped in the same neat square as the Miffy books). Book Depository also has a large range of Miffy books, beginning at $8 each, with free delivery to Australia.
(via Laughing Lion Design)