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I came across this artist on my virtual travels the other day and really loved the work. the colours used and the textures Kim plays with are soft and inviting, which contradicts the subject matter to some extent. Even though the pictures are composed with an evanescent dreaminess, the characters and landscapes hint at a hidden world not readily apparent, and a subtle sense of danger, very like faeriesĀ themselves. Check out the website for more http://www.tahraart.com/.


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It was recommended that I check out the sketches of this artist, and am I ever glad for the tip! The sketches were pretty good, but the finished illustrations are very imaginative and ethereal. He really seems to connect with that fairy energy, and most of the poses and colours he used in his pieces capture that magical, other-worldly feeling you get in the pit of your stomach. He currently has a couple of books out, information on which you can find on his own sites. Links below.

This is his website, feel free to check out more of his work: http://www.art.zaprasza.eu/Author.php?user_id=78

His blog: http://mythwood.blogspot.ca/

And his Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Art-of-Larry-MacDougall/188673064483664

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Outhwaite (1888- 1960) was an Australian born fairy illustrator. This site further discusses her biography http://www.ortakales.com/illustrators/Outhwaite.html. The art kind of reminds me of Arthur Rackham’s work.

All images are from http://spiritoftheages.com/Ida%20Rentoul%20Outhwaite%20Collection.htm

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