Friday, July 1, 2011

Awesome Illustrator: Stephen Player

I recently checked out "The Illustrated Wee Free Men" by Terry Pratchett from my local library (if given a choice between illustrated or not, I will always take the pretty picture just slows down my reading a bit) and I am really impressed by the illustrator, Stephen Player. Most of his illustrations in the book are watercolor, which is a medium that frequently infuriates me, and he evokes color, texture and contrasting light and shadow for a masterful depiction of fantastical themes. Not to mention his amazing character sketches as exemplified by the tiny but fiesty Nac McFeegles above. I am currently wishing I had this kind of talent!

You can check out his portfolio at his website:

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