I'm going to start a thread here sharing art and images that never stop inspiring me, whether it's the masterful line work, composition, stylization, use of colour, whatever… here are some pretty things that I can always go back to when I need a pick-me-up of inspiration. ^^
Let's start with: Coles Phillips! Famous for his "Fadeaway Girls" of the early 20th century.
Tyrus Wong, part 2.
Stephanie Pui-Mun Law. One of my absolute favourite watercolour artists. Her "How-To Watercolour" books are essentials on my art bookshelves!
Her website: https://www.shadowscapes.com/
Oh nooo, I broke the thread! 😭 You can find the rest of the toots starting here: https://comicscamp.club/@Rheall/108762819602871150
Kay Nielsen, another art nouveau-inspired children's book and fairy tale illustrator who also collaborated with Disney (most notably on the Night on Bald Mountain/Ave Maria sequence in "Fantasia"). He also did some concept art for an earlier adaptation of "The Little Mermaid" which ultimately didn't happen; at least not until 1989, long after his death.
Susan Seddon Boulet. For quite a few years of my teens I would ONLY have wall calendars with her work on them. So dreamy and beautiful!
@Rheall Stephanie!!! She was one of the first artists that I discovered on the Internet, in the days of epilogue.net... how time flies. The nostalgia is smacking me in the face haha
@dona Man, Eflwood was a TRIP. It was so funny when I got on DeviantART and saw people complaining about how long it took to upload art because "there are so many categories", and I was like "Let me tell you a tale of months-long moderation queues and a site called Elfwood…" XD
@Rheall omg I didn't know it was that bad! I was so intimidated by everyone on Elfwood that I only browsed around, hahaha (and I had no way of making nice scans of my art back then!)
@dona Oof, yeah, everything submitted on Elfwood had to be reviewed by a real person. The queue to have your works approved was seriously a month long or more. You'd pick categories with check boxes, but the categories weren't the best, and if you categorized it wrong according to the mod they would just reject it and you'd have to re-submit it and wait another month. XD I think there was a limit on how many submissions you could make, too.
How we suffered to share our art, haha!
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