Monday 29 April 2013

Anton Lomaev

Anton Lomaev is a Russian illustrator.

Illustration for Bulgakov - looks like Master and Margarita 

Jennie Nimmo, Charlie Bone
Cover illustration for East (retelling of East of the Moon, West of the Sun 

Illustration for Peter Dickinson's Veryovochnik 

Illustration for The History of Little Mouk

Tuesday 9 April 2013

Leo and Diane Dillon

Once upon a time I saw this amazing piece of art

It was named "Brigid", but no information about the artist was given.

Then, some time later, I saw these little pieces of the Greek goddesses:
Again, no artist.

Today I saw this:
No artist.

But, it's Madeleine L'Engle's time warp quintet, so the information of the cover art is in Wikipedia, no less.
And googling "Leo Diane Dillon" revealed to me, that this artist couple is responsible for those other pieces as well! YAHOO!!!

Oh, they are amazing... their style varies from rather realistic to rather abstract - I suppose it depends on which one of the artists has more to say about the work. They are all amazing. I love all of them. 

I could probably sit here and post pictures of their art the whole day, but just go here: The Art of Leo and Diane Dillon: an online archive

Sunday 7 April 2013

Aleksander Lindeberg

Funny thing happened today. I was looking at pictures by Rudolf Koivu at Pinterest, and found one by Aleksander Lindeberg. I looked at the picture and thought "this guy has taken a lot of inspiration from the guy who illustrated Pessi and Illusia" (Pessi and Illusia is a Finnish fairy tale book, about a little troll called Pessi (short of pessimist) and a little fairy called Illusia (short of illusionist), who meet and fall in love during the Finnish part of WWII. The story blends in teaching of nature and animals, and also the effects of war on the nature, and it is really an amazing book.)

So I went to see who had illustrated Pessi and Illusia.
Aleksander Lindeberg.

So, here's some of his work:

 Illustration for stories from Kalevala, abridged for children

 Advertisement for Pectus "pastilles" - they are sort of mints

Wednesday 3 April 2013

Eyvind Earle

background painting by Eyvind Earle from Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty