Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Inspiration

I recently got the above book of lullabies featuring illustrations by some wonderful australian illustrators. It includes a piece by one of my favourite aussie illustrators, Alison Lester, (below, cropped as it wouldn't fit in my scanner) which was the inspiration for my last IF post, Late.




There were plenty others, like Stephen Michael King: (for you, Monica!)



and especially this one that caught my eye, by Tamsin Ainslie. I was really struck by her use of collage and her sweet characters. I was sure I had seen her work before, and sure enough, I had! - through Illustration Friday, Illustrators Australia, and her various work around Melbourne. I have added her blog to my blog list - go check out this talented artist!



Also, as an added bonus, here is a card I picked up for a little friend of mine, isn't it gorgeous? The artist is Gemma Hardy (sorry, couldn't find a good link for her)



7 comments:

doodlestreet said...

Oh man...all of them just lovely...but that last one just so completely sings to me!! Very nice..thanks for sharing.

Allison Marcellus said...

Thank you for the kind comment.

Your illustrations are so interesting! I love their child-like feel; they remind me of all those books I used to read. I especially like "sail."

SENTA said...

Ooooh these are soo pretty!

Alicia Padrón said...

Beautiful work, some talented artists!! Thanks for sharing Kim :o)

Bee said...

Thanks for posting info on the Australian book, the illos look charmin. Your 'late' entry has been nicely inspired by them whilst staying your own work :)

Bee said...

Also thanks for linking my 'repair' sketch to Shaun Tan's work, what a compliment! I've just seen an exhibition containing some of his amazing work :)

Mônica said...

Oh, what a wonderful book, Kim! I'm going to try and find it!
Australia sure has some wonderful artists! ;-)