Thursday, September 9, 2010

One Illustrator I like is Ilovedust because of their unique style, bold color, and how their work is founded is traditional artistic principles. Essential to stand out in the Illustration world, style means having one's own repeated symbols and imagery like a calling card, having a unique handling of tools, and a unique color palette. Ilovedust executes all these things with great proficiency and completion. For example; the repeated imagery of bicycles, the synthetic color palette, and consistent line quality and lighting carry the identity of the illustrator through each piece.

One Illustrator I found that I dislike is Ginger Nielson. To me the art looks passive, boring, and poorly executed. The drawings look to soft and sloppy; children's illustration, just as with any other form, should be exciting and thoughtful. Another thing that bothers me is that it is very obviously drawn on a tablet; good art should be like a magic trick and make the viewer wonder how it was done.

1 comment:

Kali Ciesemier said...

Hey Leah!
You've got some good thoughts out here already, but I'm looking for 200 words on someone you like & another 200 words on someone you dislike. If you could write some more about both your illustrators, that'd be great--it looks like you've got 163 words total right now. (you're free to look at their work online too, you're not limited to looking at just the pieces the artist shows in the book)

Your coffee press was nicely drawn, by the way!