Quentin Blake was born in Sidcup, in the Greater London, on 16 December 1932. He started to draw illustrations and caricatures very young, and got his first two illustrations published when he was 16, in the satirical magazine "Punch".
Sir Quentin Blake is England's most famous and beloved illustrator. He is famous for his illustration of Roald Dahl's books. He illustrated more than 300 books, some of which he wrote, and his style is recognizable between all. He has taught all this life, and is committed to many charity and cultural associations.
Sir Quentin Blake drew in his workshop in London, in November 2008. His drawing represents himself riding a big bird, while drawing in the sketchbook. He used ink and watercolour.