Thursday, November 11, 2010

Illustration Inspiration

Her art kind of reminds me of Mark Ryden's work.

These sailor outfits are adorable!

I have been obsessed with the recent illustrations I have been coming across for awhile now and I try to mimic certain styles of illustrations in my own work, especially fashion illustration. It depends on my mood of course.

I like to view work by other artists and see how they incorporate hair into their drawings. I also LOVE drawing is actually what heightened my interest into fashion illustration, along with the different styles the artists use when drawing the female form.

Along with all the amazing blogs and art sites I have posted above, a really neat illustration site is Old Book Illustrations.
It is definitely WORTH checking out!

My tastes in art vary all the time, just last month I was into Art Nouveau and the previous month before that was Magical Realism. I love when my tastes in art change because I learn a lot about what I am into and can share it with my family and friends.

If you have any artists you would like to throw in PLEASE, please, please, do!


Felicity said...

Check out Scott Prior. He paints mostly, but I saw some portraits he did in pencil, which completely blew my mind. He is a phenomenon. Shoot, I just googled and can't find his drawings, only his paintings. Even so, he's really amazing!

Have a nice weekend! : )

Duma said...

Hi Shayla,
Thank you so much for your visit on my blog and your lovely comment!
Great blog you have here!

Jenny Blair said...

Wow! Thanks for sharing and the inspiration! So much amazing talent out there it's sometimes hard to know where to start! :)

Ms. Rachael said...

Aw shucks. Thank you. Here's an artist I think you'd like, I'm a big fan. He does all his stuff on post it notes! Amazing:

SaraLynn said...

These are stunning - they remind me a bit of your last illustration, actually! I also love to see how people play with hair. It has the potential for such cool shapes, or even to morph into so many things.

I especially like the long composition by Martine Johanna - gorgeous.

Brian Miller said...

wow. some really cool stuff here..i like the modern stuff...very well...

budh.aaah said...

You have some great stuff here and then you say nice things about my work, which I think is very simple in comparison to what you have here. Thanks Shayla.

Missy said...

Wow, those are some awesome illustrators, Nicoletta does definitely remind me of Mark Ryden (whom I love).

Tammie said...

oh my, you have given me so many artists to look at.... hours and hours of enjoyment. Thank you.

Ben Hatke said...

Lately I've been inspired by Don Kenn:

and always by Man Arenas

His work is lovely.

Debbie said...

thanks for visiting my blog and your kind comment. I know what you mean about hair...I like to see how others draw it too! I enjoyed your blog!

Ansota said...

Thank you so much for sharing all these talented illustrators. It's always interesting to visit your blog. And the fact that your tastes vary helps a lot with that because I go through the same phases but it keeps one inspired and we can learn so much from other people. I believe it's necessary to study all the different arts and styles. The only way one can develop a unique and new style is to take that what you have learned from all the others and fuse what you appreciate into a brand new one.

Flapjack Melody said...

Thankyou so much for sharing such beautiful illustrators... I feel so inspired!