Thursday 31 March 2011

Pauline Baynes

In my mind one of the best illustrators in the world... I think her line drawings are better than her color work, but that too is wonderful... I wish I could... She died 2 years ago, and I still cry floods.

Pauline Baynes, queen of Narnia and Middle Earth
Pauline Baynes, 1922-2008
Pauline Baynes at Flickr

BTW, Paula Rego's painting from Tove Jansson post reminds very much of Pauline Baynes too...
Pauline Baynes: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe illustration

P.s. Somewhat similar is Olaf Hajek's cover for The Magician's Book

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