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Here is where I collect artwork that inspires me. None of the work posted is mine. If I haven't given proper credit, please let me know.

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Artistic style is only a means to an end, and the more styles you have, the better. To get trapped in a style is to lose all flexibility. If you have only one style, then you’re going to do the same book over and over, which is pretty dull. Lots of styles permit you to walk in and out of books. So, develop a fine style, a fat style, and fairly slim style, and a really rough style.

As an aspiring artist, you should strive for originality of vision. Have something to say and a fresh way of saying it. No story is worth the writing, no picture worth the making, if it’s not the work of the imagination.

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Maurice Sendak and 22 other beloved illustrators talk to kids about their art and offer advice on becoming an artist. (via explore-blog)

(Source: , via slaughterhousefive)

— 1 year ago with 736 notes
#art  #illustration  #artists  #quotes  #Maurice Sendak 
thecurioscity:

Photo from http://www.stephenwiltshire.co.uk
A Curios Hero: Stephen Wiltshire
Get ready to ooooh and ahhhhh. The autistic artist Stephen Wiltshire has a photographic memory and can sketch a panorama of entire city in detail from memory after just seeing it for a few minutes. Here’s his replication of Tokyo after observing the city for 30 minutes from a helicopter. Apparently the number of skyscrapers, the location of landmarks, the skyline, even the number of windows - it’s all spot-on. That just blows our mind.
Want to see Stephen in action? Check out this video here.

thecurioscity:

Photo from http://www.stephenwiltshire.co.uk

A Curios Hero: Stephen Wiltshire

Get ready to ooooh and ahhhhh. The autistic artist Stephen Wiltshire has a photographic memory and can sketch a panorama of entire city in detail from memory after just seeing it for a few minutes. Here’s his replication of Tokyo after observing the city for 30 minutes from a helicopter. Apparently the number of skyscrapers, the location of landmarks, the skyline, even the number of windows - it’s all spot-on. That just blows our mind.

Want to see Stephen in action? Check out this video here.

(via elle-emeno-pee)

— 2 years ago with 9 notes
#art  #drawing  #artists  #Stephen Wiltshire  #landscapes 
legrandcirque:

American illustrator William Wallace Denslow at his desk, 1900.

legrandcirque:

American illustrator William Wallace Denslow at his desk, 1900.

— 2 years ago with 43 notes
#art  #photography  #artists  #history  #art history  #William Wallace Denslow 
beautifuldavinci:

HENRY PATRICK RALEIGH (1880-1944)
The illustrator Henry Raleigh started and ended life in poverty and despair. But in between, he spent decades painting high society pictures and living the opulent life of one of the best paid illustrators in the country.
Born into a broken and destitute family, Raleigh began working at age 9 to support his mother and sisters. By the age of 12, he quit school altogether and found work on the docks of San Francisco, processing shipments of coffee beans from South America. Here, rough sailors and roustabouts filled his head with colorful and bawdy stories of life in far off places.
At his peak, Raleigh was able to make enough money from just three or four months of work to enable him to spend the balance of the year traveling abroad with family and friends.
But Raleigh also spent money freely. He gave away thousands of dollars to friends, traveled lavishly, maintained a yacht, owned a mansion and kept a large studio in downtown Manhattan.Unfortunately, styles changed (along with social values and taste in art) and his work dried up. Raleigh could not adapt; bankrupt and bitter, he committed suicide in 1944 by jumping out of the window of a sleazy hotel in Times Square.

beautifuldavinci:

HENRY PATRICK RALEIGH (1880-1944)

The illustrator Henry Raleigh started and ended life in poverty and despair. But in between, he spent decades painting high society pictures and living the opulent life of one of the best paid illustrators in the country.

Born into a broken and destitute family, Raleigh began working at age 9 to support his mother and sisters. By the age of 12, he quit school altogether and found work on the docks of San Francisco, processing shipments of coffee beans from South America. Here, rough sailors and roustabouts filled his head with colorful and bawdy stories of life in far off places.

At his peak, Raleigh was able to make enough money from just three or four months of work to enable him to spend the balance of the year traveling abroad with family and friends.

But Raleigh also spent money freely. He gave away thousands of dollars to friends, traveled lavishly, maintained a yacht, owned a mansion and kept a large studio in downtown Manhattan.

Unfortunately, styles changed (along with social values and taste in art) and his work dried up. Raleigh could not adapt; bankrupt and bitter, he committed suicide in 1944 by jumping out of the window of a sleazy hotel in Times Square.

(via manfishinc)

— 2 years ago with 368 notes
#Henry Patrick Raleigh  #illustration  #art history  #artists  #art 

brofisting:

swedishmountaingoat:

Jean Giraud, aka Moebius, passed away this morning.  

Thank you for your art and fare thee well wherever you go. 

Rest in peace, ultimate comic art bro. Your work was top-notch.

— 2 years ago with 638 notes
#artists  #Jean Giraud  #Moebius  #Illustration  #comics  #art 
"Once a little boy sent me a charming card with a little drawing on it. I loved it. I answer all my children’s letters — sometimes very hastily — but this one I lingered over. I sent him a card and I drew a picture of a Wild Thing on it. I wrote, “Dear Jim: I loved your card.” Then I got a letter back from his mother and she said, “Jim loved your card so much he ate it.” That to me was one of the highest compliments I’ve ever received. He didn’t care that it was an original Maurice Sendak drawing or anything. He saw it, he loved it, he ate it."
Maurice Sendak (via elle-emeno-pee)

(Source: cutesy, via elle-emeno-pee)

— 2 years ago with 6473 notes
#quote  #artists  #illustration  #Maurice Sendak 
hermionejg:

One of my greatest wishes is that Chris Riddell fully illustrate an Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. He’s one of my favourite all-time illustrators and I think he’s magnificent.

hermionejg:

One of my greatest wishes is that Chris Riddell fully illustrate an Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. He’s one of my favourite all-time illustrators and I think he’s magnificent.

(Source: thegoblinbattle, via noseinabook)

— 2 years ago with 120 notes
#books  #Illustration  #artists  #Chris Riddell