I just found out that Sheilah Beckett- an amazing illustrator who has managed to stay active for the better part of the last century- just passed away this November at the admirable age of 100.
I only discovered her work earlier this year, but I fell in love with it almost immediately- it’s sexy, it’s stylish, and it has an aesthetic sensibility that manages to be timeless and relevant even by modern standards. I see so much of what I want to be in her work- her flawless lineart, her stylization of form and shape, her impeccable eye for lavish historical costumes. It’s crazy good.
We owe so much to the pioneering female illustrators who came before us- if you haven’t seen her work before, try to take a moment out of your day to look her up, like her facebook page, revel in her raw talent, then get out there and make some art! We’re part of a noble and damn proud tradition, and we owe her that much. :)
i made these CMY and RYB color wheels as examples
i did not actually have quinacridone rose or hansa yellow paint in my stash as it turns out so i used some near equivalents
there are a lot of near equivalents out there, so please play around and see what gives you the best results
Without the use of Photoshop or any digital manipulation, Korean artist JeeYoung Lee spends weeks converting her tiny Seoul studio into some of the most elaborate installations we’ve seen—for the sake of taking a single photograph.
Motohiko ODANI - Phantom Limb
(Installation view: Mori Art Museum 2010/11/27-2011/2/27)
Art by Kay Neilsen (c 1921) from HANSEL AND GRETEL AND OTHER STORIES.
Old Fashion Picture Book is a really nice tumblr, you may like to follow it.
(via My POTO Novel: Storyboard For My Phantom of the Opera Retelling) Orphan in Winter