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Your favorite illustrators

Discussion in 'Graphic Design Forum:' started by ralphsaunders, Mar 10, 2010.

  1. ralphsaunders

    ralphsaunders Senior Member

    Doing a college project at the moment which involves quite a lot of illustration and I am at a bit of a loss as to who to look at. I'm curious as to what your favorite illustrators are and why, particularly illustrators that work with narrative. Graphic novels, children's books, stuff like that.

  2. davewill

    davewill Senior Member

    you could check out the work of quentin blake Quentin Blake Official Website if you havent already, I wouldnt say he is one of my favourites, but his style is so recognisable, and so hard to replicate.
    He manages to pack a whole wealth of emotion and movement in to his work, yet make it look as if its effortless
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  3. Thewholehogg

    Thewholehogg Active Member

    Ron Cobb, Guy Billout, George the top of my head.

    I'll be back with more.
  4. scotty

    scotty Well-Known Member

  5. Krey20

    Krey20 Senior Member

    Illustration is one of the many strings to his bow, but I've always been a fan of Dave McKean.
  6. ralphsaunders

    ralphsaunders Senior Member

    Thanks for the responses guys. Will have a good sort through tomorrow and get some of that magic inspiration dust.
  7. babsillus

    babsillus Junior Member

    I really love the work of Marc Boutavant ; he's a french illustrator.
  8. babsillus

    babsillus Junior Member

  9. eneyekay

    eneyekay Member

  10. glenwheeler

    glenwheeler Senior Member

  11. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    Mike Mignola does some really nice stuff in black and white or colour. He drew the Hellboy comics. Really nice sort of gothic stile with lots of angular lines and detail.

  12. ralphsaunders

    ralphsaunders Senior Member

    Thanks for all the great recommendations guys. I will be finishing up the project on Thursday and will post some of my stuff on Friday :)
  13. donald greens

    donald greens Junior Member

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  14. BenJonesDesign

    BenJonesDesign Active Member

    i've been studying a few illustrators for my own development at the moment and have found that for comics (my preference being realistic / manga) Masayuki Taguchi really stands out with his illustrations in Battle Royale, some outstanding artwork in there, and seriously worth the read!

    With fantasy I am currently studying John Howe. He has created artwork a lot of things including Lord of the Rings. Another is Stephen Crisp, he doesn't live to far from me and I had the chance to compete against him (was never going to win but hey), his work is really quite flawless, his paintings really don't look like paintings.
  15. mrp2049

    mrp2049 Senior Member

  16. scotty

    scotty Well-Known Member

  17. babsillus

    babsillus Junior Member

    I think we'd like to see the results ! \o/
  18. scotty

    scotty Well-Known Member

    I put this in another thread "illustration books" but as this guy is my favourite illustrator/artist I thought I'd put it here too.
    Reg Mombassa doesn't really have such a good online presence so I thought I'd put up the cover of my favourite book of which he did the cover.

  19. zadok

    zadok Junior Member

    A Great british illustrator for comics was frank bellamy,worth a google.

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