Posts Tagged ‘illustration’

Illustrating Thursdays: Edmund Dulac

Edmund Dulac was a French illustrator living from 1882-1953. He illustrated classic myths, fairy tales, and other types of literature (he was commissioned to illustrate Jane Eyre at age 22). He also designed stamps and bank notes during WWII.

His works are timeless and enchanting and his use of color is just breathtaking. You can order calendars and cards with his work and view more of his illustrations here.

 

From The Snow Queen:

From The Little Mermaid:

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Illustrating Thursdays: Poucette (Thumbelina) Illustrated by Charlotte Gastaut

Illustrating Thursdays is a new meme Created and Hosted here on I’ll Read Anything Once. Along with reading, one of my great loves is art and illustration. Illustrating Thursdays is made to show off both. Favorite picture books or illustrations from a book, illustrations or art based on a book, or art that reminds you of a book you love are all fair game. Make sure to credit the artists and provide info on the books you choose. If you want to participate please do! Leave a link to your posts in the comments and link us in your post. (we’re working on a widget for everyone to use when they participate in the future).

Charlotte Gastaut is a French artist and illustrator. She’s got lots of books to her name including the lovely Poucette (you can see a complete list at her website here. )

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Illustrating Thursdays: Jan Pienkowski’s Fairy Tales

Illustrating Thursdays is a new meme Created and Hosted here on I’ll Read Anything Once. Along with reading, one of my great loves is art and illustration. Illustrating Thursdays is made to show off both. Favorite picture books or illustrations from a book, illustrations or art based on a book, or art that reminds you of a book you love are all fair game. Make sure to credit the artists and provide info on the books you choose. If you want to participate please do! Leave a link to your posts in the comments and link us in your post. (we’re working on a widget for everyone to use when they participate in the future).

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Illustrating Thursdays: Hades and Persephone

Illustrating Thursdays is a new meme Created and Hosted here on I’ll Read Anything Once. Along with reading, one of my great loves is art and illustration. Illustrating Thursdays is made to show off both. Favorite picture books or illustrations from a book, illustrations or art based on a book, or art that reminds you of a book you love are all fair game. Make sure to credit the artists and provide info on the books you choose. If you want to participate please do! Leave a link to your posts in the comments and link us in your post. (we’re working on a widget for everyone to use when they participate in the future).

If you don’t think this is completely stunning then you and I are clearly not looking at the same thing. Hades and Persephone 1, by Sandara on DeviantART, is the kind of art that makes me dream. The emotion that she can wring out of the viewer using light, color, and expression (seriously look at those faces and that body language) is magical.

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Illustrating Thursdays: Eric Carle

Illustrating Thursdays is a new meme Created and Hosted here on I’ll Read Anything Once. Along with reading, one of my great loves is art and illustration. Illustrating Thursdays is made to show off both. Favorite picture books or illustrations from a book, illustrations or art based on a book, or art that reminds you of a book you love are all fair game. Make sure to credit the artists and provide info on the books you choose. If you want to participate please do! Leave a link to your posts in the comments and link us in your post. (we’re working on a widget for everyone to use when they participate in the future).

Today’s Book(s): The Art of Eric Carle

Author: Eric Carle

Publisher: Philomel Books (Subsidiary of Penguin)

The Art of Eric Carle is fantastic and I highly recommend it to fans of the author/illustrator. It’s a combination of Art Book, autobiography and photo journal, with insights from Carle and people who have worked closely with him through the years. It’s a fascinating look into his creative process and his growth as an artist.

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Illustrating Thursdays: Goose Girl

Illustrating Thursdays is a new meme Created and Hosted here on I’ll Read Anything Once. Along with reading, one of my great loves is art and illustration. Illustrating Thursdays is made to show off both. Favorite picture books or illustrations from a book, illustrations or art based on a book, or art that reminds you of a book you love are all fair game. Make sure to credit the artists and provide info on the books you choose. If you want to participate please do! Leave a link to your posts in the comments and link us in your post. (we’re working on a widget for everyone to use when they participate in the future).

Today’s Book: The Goose Girl (Books of Bayern #1)

Author: Shannon Hale

Publisher: Bloomsbury

The Goose Girl (YA, fantasy) is one of my favorite books, it is one that I could (and have) read over and over. It’s my go-to ‘I’m out of books and MUST read!’ book. ‘The Goose Girl’ was my favorite fairy tale as a child, and Hale’s retelling is stunning. Her writing pulls you into the story and her characters are warm and real. Highly recommended.

Imagine my joy when I found the wonderful Fabiola Garza (CrownJewel on deviantART) had created some illustrations based on Hale’s work.

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