Dutch artist/ illustrator Raymond Lemstra.
Some really neat and trippy stuff… I like a lot!
The photo on his “about” page made me miss Amsterdam. Have. To. Visit. Soooon.
Images by Jillian Tamaki, illustrating Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea.
paperdaf asked: hi i think you are really really really really awesome. i was wondering a few things: - what do you recommend to people who are trying to become better at illustration? what do you recommend to people who are trying to get into illustration as a field? do you recommend art school or is it ok to do art on the side? also this is not related at all but since i think your art is really smart i was wondering how you deal with hard things that happen in life/break-up traumas and such. thank you
what do you recommend to people who are trying to become better at illustration?
Don’t look at too much illustration. Especially on the Internet. Go to museums and read books and watch movies and talk to smart people and walk around outside.
what do you recommend to people who are trying to get into illustration as a field?
Do some research into the professional aspects of the field. Illustration is a profession. You might not like the lifestyle/realities of the industry. Or, I should say, industries. Editorial illustration is a whole different thing from kids books, for example.
do you recommend art school or is it ok to do art on the side?
Think long and hard before you go to art school, especially if it is really expensive. Especially if you want to learn how to make comics. Art school can be really formative but is not necessary for everyone. Most people that go to art school become hobbyists at most, and a lot of my professional friends never went to art school.
what are your favorite pens/pencils?
It’s kind of irrelevant. Poke around and find what works for you.
also this is not related at all but since i think your art is really smart i was wondering how you deal with hard things that happen in life/break-up traumas and such.
Thanks. Take some time to let yourself crumple in a ball and feel sorry for yourself for a bit. Then throw yourself into your work or passion so you don’t go crazy.
Advice from the always brilliant Jillian.
I agree on everything!
Love these intimate couples in bed by Toulouse-Lautrec.
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec in costume
In the childhood home of Henri Toulouse-Lautrec:
Photographer Tobias Harvey and writer Huw Griffith have brought this strangely untouched world to life in one of those pieces that reaffirms your faith in the power of magazine articles. Tobias’ pictures are brilliant – poignant and illuminating without chasing heavy-handed metaphor – while the prose is both vivid and informative.
“It was a complete treasure to discover – it is incredible that no governing body has come in and swept out the darkness and ghosts,” Tobias told us. “These places are so rare to find in our day and age, which is terribly sad, as I believe this sense of distant history, living amongst the dust, is so intrinsic to the culture of a country – a sort of metaphysical wilderness of the heart, an infinite space where we have contact with history and the inheritance of human spirit.”
Although he had the choice between shooting de Bosc on film or digital, Tobias opted for the former. “I have a Phase One back for my Hasselblad, but it always gets left in its case: film is so instinctive, it has a rhythm and a gut feeling, it penetrates the shadows like a very soft and sympathetic blade. Digital just cannot deal with the darkness, it fails to expose the light in a living manner,” he says.
Via It’s Nice That and Porter magazine
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