Oh my. This young French artist’s perspective is unique. Her lines and colors are superb. There’s an understated power that’s a joy to see. Go to her site and browse. Thank you very much Salomé, 18ans, Lyon (France).
A dozen heliogravures by surrealist Salvador Dali for a 1969 Book of the Month Club version of Alice in Wonderland have been digitized and are available online at the William Bennett Gallery. The incredible gouache illustrations include The Queen’s Croquet Ground (above) and Down the Rabbit Hole.
These travel sketches (today’s inspiration for The Sketchbook Project) caught my attention because the artist included the original photos, making it possible to see how good the work really is. The bridge is my favorite but the others are wonderful too. They’re by an Australia-based artist preparing her Sketchbook Project 2012. She’s on Red Bubble as Betha. Go see all her work. It’s fabulous.
So many interesting sketches come from artists waiting for planes, trains and buses, often of people or street scenes. But many fill time simply by drawing the four walls around them. Which certainly enlivens our view of airports, train stations and bus terminals.
Il faut voir l’aéroport de Jérémie : sa piste en terre, ses vaches, ânes, chevaux qui broutent paisiblement et qui ne s’écartent que quelques minutes avant le passage d’un avion ou d’un hélicoptère. (Partial translation: you need to see the dirt track, and the grazing donkeys, cows and horses that get out of the way only moments before an aircraft) -Jérôme Agostini
The interior of one of the halls of the bus station, drawn from the first floor. -Luis Ruiz Padrón
Waiting for the Eurostar train back to London. Trying to catch the movement and atmosphere of the station. -Les Williams