1000 Heads: the book

1000 heads, my illustration book

Inspiring books for the creative type


4.9.09

From sketch to final digital illustration

with the argentinian illustrator Delius. Her blog shows quite a bit of her sketchbooks and a comparison of the pencil drawings and the final digital artwork, like this example:

Visit her site to see high resolution examples of these charming illustrations and other works.

Poly Bernatene is argentinian, as well, and here is an inspiring video: 8 hours of digital work that mimics traditional techniques such as acrylic or gouache, compressed in a few minutes:

1.9.09

Janusz Grabianski


Janusz Grabianski (1929-1976) was a polish illustrator specialised in children's books. He used a bold and expressive watercolour and/or gouache technique in his artwork.

He illustrated the 1001 nights, the Holy Bible, the Andersen and Grimm tales, quite a few other children stories, and many more books.

If you have the opportunity to find a reissue or an used copy, don't doubt it: it's very enjoyable.

These are some articles about Grabianski on the net:
Related: a czech artist with a similar technique, Mirko Hanak (also commented by Gene Deitch):

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