When in doubt, wear red.-Bill Blas
"Everything you can imagine is real." Pablo Picasso
"The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul." -Wyland
There's just something nostalgic about classic pin-up girl art. Maybe the fact that it's reminiscent of "the simple days gone by" is what keeps our attention, or maybe it's the art of revealing just enough to keep viewers interested. I love them because of the fashion. I also love the hairdos and the bright red lipstick.
Enjoy a sneak peak into Fashion Design Lookbook coming out in October 2014!
Meet talented humorist illustrator Dave Garbot—author of the Walter Foster series, Cartooning for Kids! A Portland, Oregon native, Dave is currently maintaining his studio in Ohio, though he misses his home in the Northwest. He is a frequent contributor in children's publishing, advertising, character development, stylish lettering, games, fun maps, and has done work for Walter Foster Publishing, Barnes & Noble, Harper Collins, Penguin Press, Scholastic, Klutz Press, Sterling Publishing, Parenting Press, and Adison Wesley to name a few. I had the opportunity to chat with him about his latest title, Mean 'N' Messy Monsters, as well as his inspiration as an illustrator.
Fiona Gowen's quirky, fun illustrations bring the creative exercises and prompts in 150 Fun Things to Doodle to life, including everything from a personalized robot to a furry sheepdog. Fiona currently works as a freelance illustrator in the UK, but also has design experience in local studios as well as the publishing industry in London. I had the opportunity to chat with Fiona about what inspires her work, as well as her eclectic mix of hobbies and interests (crochet and brewing homemade beer are both on the list!)
Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen. ~Leonardo da Vinci
"One day the grandmother presented the little girl with a red velvet riding hood; and as it fitted her very well, she would never wear anything else; and so she was called Little Red Riding Hood."-The Grimm brothers, Grimm's Fairy Tales
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