Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Inspirational Artists & Illustrators - BAIL301

After conducting my research into illustrator Katie Scott, I came across 5 other artists/illustrators that either relate in subject, style or technique...

John James Audubon

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^ 'Large Billed Puffin' and 'Brown Pelican', 1827-1838

Audubon (1785-1851) was an American ornithologist, naturalist and painter. "He was notable for his extensive studies documenting all types of American birds and for this detailed illustrations that depicted the birds in their natural habitats".

I chose his work to look at as I felt like it shared the same tonal values as Scott's. The book that I'm re-designing the cover for, 'Life on Earth', was originally published in 1979, (and that the subject of evolution starts from the beginning of time), I feel like this colour palette might fit perfectly. Plus his paintings represent the species of birds beautifully, and convey a peaceful mood with them.


Amy Rose Geden

Again, very similar to Katie Scott's compositions, but Geden uses darker backgrounds to make her illustrations 'pop'. I think that this simple arrangement of items portrays the natural objects as scientific and methodical, which would be appropriate for a non-fiction context. 

Georgina Taylor

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I love the way that Taylor incorporates botanical illustration with animals; it not only adorns the creatures, but also contextualises them in an environment. Her work strays away from the traditional, and has a contemporary element to it which makes her stand out from the rest - her animals in particular have character and personality. 


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