Category: Illustration

Sketchbook Saturday – Botanicals

For Italian artist Giacomina Ferrillo, botanical art represents “an open window on wonder and amazement.” And the sketchbook? That’s her “fun fair of creativity, a land of plenty where everything is possible. ” (Above, Spring spread with star anise and blueberry from my kitchen) Studying and reproducing the beauty […]

Sketchbook Saturday – Gosia Herba

It’s impossible to get enough of Gosia Herba’s inspiring work. Herba is an illustrator in Poland with an arresting style and an extensive list of clients. See other Art Junkie posts on Herba here and here. See her full profile on Behance, here. The full sketchbook where these […]

Edward Gorey – Letters

Flash back to the late 1960s, when Edward Gorey (mid-century illustrator of the macabre) and author Peter F. Neumeyer had a 13-month exchange of letters. The letters were sent as they collaborated on two children’s books written by Neumeyer and illustrated by Gorey. Gorey, who influenced a generation […]

It’s TinTin’s Birthday

Today is TinTin’s birthday.  On Jan. 10, 1929, Hergé’s Belgian comic book hero made his first appearance as TinTin in the Land of the Soviets, which began serialization in children’s newspaper supplement Le Petit Vingtième. Hergé (Georges Remi) was only 23 when he created TinTin but he would spend his artis […]