Heres a bit of background on this genius gentleman artiest.
Arthur Rackham was born in London as one of twelve children. He studied art at the Lambeth school of art, he took full advantage of the techniques of his day which resembled photographic reproduction; first sketching in an outline of his drawing, then lightly blocking in shapes and details, afterward he would add lines with pen and ink, removing the pencil traces after it had dried. With color he would then apply multiple washes of color until transparent tints were created. He would also go on to expand the use of silhouette cuts in illustration work. Essentially a graphic journalist in his early years, the young artist showed little of the imaginative genius that was to emerge later, he did develop an eye for detail and integrity of line that characterized his later work.
a selkie woman, I love how her dress looks like the waves, she looks so tormented, do you see the faces in the water ?
This ones from the snow queen, if you wave ever read the fairy tail you will know this matches the story very well, its definitely how I imagined it.
|an early sketch of alice, from alice in wonderland|
|I love how his art has movement and fluidity like a still life capture, notice the detail in the background.|
|very interesting, and creative|