Saturday, July 14, 2012

The DMS Wants to Know!

Edward Gorey
Monday's Riddle clued you in on our theme of painters and illustrators this week. Wednesday, we were excited that Brocket the Rocket dropped by and told us all about one of his favorite summer reads, Nate Rocks the World by Karen Pokras Toz. On Top of the Heap, we shared with you two of our top picks for illustrators. And, Friday, we were honored to host an interview with the brilliant artist, Dave SanAngelo. Today, we want to hear from you!

The DMS wants to know: Who is your favorite artist/ illustrator? 

We told you ours. Now let's hear yours! 
One Way Street by Dave SanAngelo

22 comments:

  1. Salvador Dali and MC Escher. For similar reasons. I love that I can look at their work time and time again and find something new each time.

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    1. Ali- I love Salvador Dali's work and can look at it for hours. MC Escher's work is also fascinating. It is so fun to be able to discover new things every time you look at a piece of art! ~F

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  2. Hmm. I loved the illustrations that Axel Scheffler did in the 2009 edition of T.S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats

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    1. Hi Petty, I love the title of that book! Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us : ) ~ F

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  3. Gosh - so hard to choose. I love the way Maxfield Parrish depicts light. Alan Lee's illustrations of Tolkien amaze me as well.

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    1. Hi Leslie, I completely agree- great illustrations! Thanks for stopping by : ) ~ F

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  4. Tommie De Paolo
    Mine is simple!!!

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    1. Hi Patty, I just looked him up- wonderful! So cheery and fun : ) Thanks for sharing with us! ~ F

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  5. I think it's wonderful that you are talking about artists and illustrators, and I am enjoying the theme this week. My favorite artist is Brian Froud. His illustrations of fairies are simply amazing.

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    1. Hi Elaine, One of my very favorite pictures is a Brian Froud illustrations of a Faerie. His work is amazing! Thanks for sharing : ) ~ F

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  6. I have to confess that one of my very favorite book illustrators is still E.H. Shepard with his Winnie the Pooh sketches... :0)

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    1. Hi Christine, A great one to mention! The Winnie the Pooh illustrations are classic. Thanks for stopping by! Always lovely to hear from you : ) ~ F

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  7. My favorite artist/illustrator is my sister, Heather DeRobertis. :)

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    1. Hi Kelly, How cool! Great to hear from you. Thanks for sharing with us : ) ~ F

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  8. I honestly don't know...I appreciate any good book with beautiful illustrations, but one of my favorites from chldhood was the duo who wrote the Serendipity books. They were gorgeeous. Do you remember those?

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    1. Hi Heidi, The Serendipity books were amazing. The pictures have a warm, fuzzy quality to them. Thanks for reminding me about those! I loved reading them and always enjoy looking at the illustrations. Great to hear from you! ~ F

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  9. My current favourite artist/illustrator is Shaun Tan. He is wise and funny and deep and soooooooo imaginative. I want to live in his world. I want to live in his brain. His graphic novel The Arrival is the most brilliant depiction of the immigrant experience--using no words whatsoever. The picture book The Red Tree is so beautiful and so profound.

    I think I'm going to go write a blog post about him!

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    1. Kim- I think Shaun Tan has a wonderful style and I love the colors that he uses in his work. The Arrival sounds fascinating. If you end up writing a blog post about him- I can't wait to read it! Thanks for stopping by! ~F

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  10. Oh gosh, there are so many. Margaret W Tarrant and Cicely Mary Barker for their fairies. Arthur Rackham for his scary trees, E. H. Shepard for Pooh, Eileen Soper for her illustrations in the Famous Five books, Graham Oakley because I love his Church mice, Mabel Lucie Attwell for the Boo Boos (little elves). I had better stop now, but I could go on all day!

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    1. Barbara- You mentioned so many wonderful illustrators. I love that you put them into categories. :) I am always drawn to pictures of fairies. Thanks for sharing! ~F

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  11. I have just always favored Thomas Kinkade, because I love the gentleness of his works.

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