Friday, July 24, 2009

Draw Serge blog

Came across this blog through a feed I subscribe to called The Little Chimp Society / the Illustration News Portal.

Wikipedia definition: Serge Wiki

Serge Gainsbourg (2 April 1928 – 2 March 1991) was a French singer-songwriter, actor and director. Gainsbourg's varied musical style and individuality made him difficult to categorize. His legacy has been firmly established, and he is often regarded as one of the world's most influential musicians. Not sure if the links from Wiki are active.

Gainsbourg led a very interesting life and this is the reason I love connecting to other illustrators and blogs. People have such varied interests. Just take a moment and look at the web site which is dedicated to Serge, of course it is called Draw Serge . There are a great number of ilustations and links back to the contributing illustrator. The Draw Serge blog is managed by Jonathan Edwards, who also has a very interesting site in which he post his own illustrations.

The Draw Serge blog is soley dedicated to illustrations of the muscian Serge Gainsbourg, Jonathan has included links to reference more about Serge. Please visit his site, dutifully maintatined. Below is an illustration from the site by Tom Crowley.

The Draw Serge blog interested me because of a particular illustration by Joanna Fallon. I loved the style, which led me to her blog, appropriately named Jo Fallon Illustration and she has a link to her web site, Jo Fallon . I've posted a comment on her blog and hope to do a short interview about her techniques and method. If successful and she is willing I will post the interview here and perhaps I may post it on one of the many websites I frequent.

I originally came across Jo Fallon throught the Jully 22 news feed from LCS. The Little Chimp Society/LCS posts illustrators from all over the world and their frequent feeds provides links to the illustrator web site or blog. They also conduct many interviews and are a good reosurce for additional links.

Below is Jo Fallon's illustration of Serge that piqued my curiosity and the original sketch before she manipulated it in Photoshop.

I must admit, I do not know much about this guy, this musician. So if you are curious check him out at his Official web site, SergeGainsbourg. He died of a heart attack in 1991 and it is reported that during his funeral Paris came to a standstill .

Garden flowers

Flowers currently in bloom in my garden.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Process Junkie

Very nice stuff, Lucio Alberto Ruiz-Diaz, from NYC illustrator and sculptor. Probably too small to see but great detail in his sculptures. It would be best to visit his blog page. He promotes many illustrators in his blog and features various books. The image bleow is from one of his sites called Scribletts.