Archive for the 'Things I Like' Category

Tom Gauld

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Some time ago, I purchased a little package containing three tiny comics by Tom Gauld (this one, to be precise). I really love Tom’s style and humor, and he is a master of pen and black and white. Broken down robots, big monsters and tiny men with swords running to battle them, what’s not to love! He really makes me want to get out my 0.1 tip pens more..

You can purchase some lovely comics by Tom here, or check out his new flickr if you prefer to browse from your desktop.

Lilly Piri

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Australian belle Lilly Piri makes the sweetest, softest colour pencil drawings. I myself used to work with pencils only when I was small (say, to the age of 18), and Lilly’s work is a good example of why all of us illustrators should not cast aside our pencils at a certain point to go crazy on the computer all the time.
I love the soft toning in her work, and am amazed at how she manages to get such beautiful gradients out of a pencil. Plus, she often incorporates all those cute little aussie critters like possums and echidnas in her drawings. How can you not love that? How! You can’t.

Lilly’s website is here: Little Galaxie.

Floship

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

Gerry Wong a.k.a. Floship, creates the most intricate organic worlds with strange squidlike creatures and plants. I love all the little details and his use of color, and can only hope that one day I will master Adobe Illustrator like Floship does!
I can not stop looking at these illustrations!

You can see a large selection of his work at his flickr (view BIG if you can!), and his official website is here.

Julia Pott

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

About 1,5 years ago I was strolling around at Hit the Books in Antwerp, and among all the cool stuff I bought was a nice little zine called ‘I Am Hating This’ by Julia Pott. I’ve been a huge fan of her drawings ever since, I love the way she uses her pens and pencils and the little stories that seem to be in her illustrations.

On top of the wonderful drawing, Julia also is an animator. Here is my favorite film by her, a story about first crushes.

You can check out her website through the link above, read her blog here, or visit her Etsy shop to buy yourself some pretty cool stuff!

The Abominable Charles Christopher

Saturday, November 29th, 2008

I am not a huge fan of webcomics. But recently I stumbled upon the Abominable Charles Christopher by Karl Kerschl, and I was completely blown away!
The story is exquisitely drawn, and isn’t so much of a comic as more of a graphic novel in short episodes. It has an epic feel to it, and rapidly exchanges funny scenes with heartbreaking storylines.
I also like it very much because it reminds me of Miyazaki movies and some of the books I liked to read in my childhood.


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The first page of the story is right here. Give it a try, you won’t be sorry you did.

Things I like, really really like

Saturday, November 29th, 2008

In this part of the site I want to post about.. you guessed it: things I like! In here this will however mostly refer to other artists whose work I love, and not to things like: hot cocoa, hiking through the forest, or the color green.

I hope you guys like whatever I like as well, enjoy!