Thursday, October 11, 2007

Thursday Thirteen - 27 - 13 of My Favorite Illustrators

Tomorrow night, my husband and I will be flying into Toronto for a week and a half of visiting his family, so there's lots to do here to get ready. I don't know whether I'll have internet access or not - my blogging may be sporadic or non-existent for awhile.

But until then, here are some of my favorite works by illustrators I love. Why aren't these pieces of art? Well, in my opinion, they are. But in art circles, commercial art is often referred to as illustration. Rather like the romance novel in the literary world.

Let's have a leisurely gaze at some visually stunning pieces:

1 - Theodor Seuss Geisel, or Dr. Seuss

An early favorite!

2 - Pauline Baynes

Mr. Tumnus from 'The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe'

3 - Aubrey Beardsley

4 - Edward Gorey

The creator of 'The Gashleycrumb Tinies'

5 - Gustave Dore

'Paradise Lost 4'

6 - Greg & Tim Hildebrandt

7 - Edward Robert Hughes

'Midsummer Eve'

8 - Victorian Ephemera

I can never get enough of these illustrations done for advertisements, greeting cards and calendars

9 - Cicely Mary Barker

The Flower Fairies

10 - Garth Williams

The Little House series

11 - Carl Larsson

'Around the Lamp'

12 - Alex Ross

He illustrates the characters of the DC universe, including Superman.

You can see where the art director/cinematographer for 'Superman Returns' got their inspirations for this shot.

13 - Frank Miller

Panel from '300' by Dark Horse Comics

Still from Zach Snyder's film '300'