These beautiful images are by French illustrator Amélie Fléchais. They’re from her children’s book Le Petit Loup Rouge that was released in June of this year. It starts out saying:
“Once upon a time in the middle of a thick and mysterious forest stood a strange tree house, the home of a little wolf know to everyone as ‘Little red wolf’…”
Fléchais’ delicate, vintage-inspired illustrations depict a dark inner forest, a lot of light, and a cute wolf in an adorable red coat. I’d love to read the words to get the entire story!
Illustrator Judy Kaufmann recently unveiled Hello Pattern, a collection of surface designs that she created. It features a wide selection of geometric, organic, and typographic forms that can be licensed and applied to paper, fabric, wood, and walls!
While there are many more patterns available on her site, I was drawn to these images where she cloaks the entire scene in her work. It abstracts objects and space in an engaging way, and I can imagine how her playful aesthetic could be used in a variety of projects.
My parents place or yours?
For those of you (this includes me) in your 20’s what do you think? Better or worse than you expected? Illustrator Natalie Adkins has a scathing, tongue-in-cheek look at what we thought life would be like vs. what it actually is.
The titles for these pieces are hilarious, so I’m including them in the captions. Via The Fox is Black.
If You Fell In The Shower and No One Was There To Hear You Fall, Would You Still Make a Sound?
It’s Not That People Won’t Give You The Time of Day, They Won’t Give You The Morning After.
Adkins created image-changing volvelles with these illustrations that create a new message as they’re turned.
And finally, here’s a collag animal for good measure. I really enjoy her cut paper stylizations.
Almas Pieters is an illustrator based in the Netherlands who creates her illustrations with things like textiles and embroidery thread. She uses a variety of stitches to create full color and highly textured works of three-eyed beasts, masks, and severed heads.
I’m really impressed with the craft of Pieter’s work. The stitches are neatly applied, and there’s a real sense of movement in each piece. Perfect for depicting waves, limbs, and more.
Sorry for the radio silence lately. I’m taking advantage of the long fourth of July weekend here in the US, so I’ll be back on Monday with more illustrative goodies to share with you.
Above: The inside of a firework. Photo by Andrew Waits.