Thursday, October 26, 2006

music & faeries ....

For my Birthday I got several things including some chocolates, Corinne Bailey Rae's (she's amazing!) album on CD and a book about painting faeries from Rob. I also bought another book on Amazon as a present from my parents.

Those books have led me to a few interesting artists' web sites ... for example Linda Ravenscroft's Mystic Garden and Amy Brown.

It's always interesting to see work by different artists and areas of their work that inspires me.

I discovered another artist/illustrator Yoshitaka Amano, some of his work has a real feel of Arthur Rackham about it. I'd never seen or heard of him before and it was such a pleasant suprise to come across his work. Visit his site for a look ...»

5 comments:

PG said...

I really liked Linda Ravenscroft's work, I can see exactly why you like her!

Chris.P said...

Hi Gail
This guy's great as well:

http://www.daviddelamare.com/fairies.html

Gail said...

Thanks for that link Chris!

tlc illustration said...

I love Yoshitaka Amano's work. His work reminds me of Japanese-flavored fairies as if Erte was drawing them. I'm always discouraged at the price of his books however - prohibitively expensive usually. And in Japanese many times. :-)

tlc illustration said...

Since re-reading this post, I decided to check Amazon for Amano books (it'd been several years) and am happy to report that there are number of reasonably priced, English versions of his art. My wish list has been appropriately updated!