Tag Archives: Drawing

Comic encounter: Dear Mother Nature

This illustration is taken from the story “The Magic Hide and Seek” in Andrew Lang’s Pueblo Indian folk-stories from 1910.  The image was drawn by George Wharton Edwards (1859-1950). The image seems to be free of copyright but please give me some … Continue reading

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Comic encounter: Mother knows best

The picture is taken from the story “Apotheose de docteur Puff” in J.J. Grandville’s Un Autre Monde from 1844. The image is free to use but please give me some credit if you use it, especially if you use my … Continue reading

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A few ships and some other stuff

And now it’s time for some more nice old illustrations. All pictures below are taken from the swedish magazine “Allers familj-journal” from around 1930. Most of them are made by an artist that signs his stuff “Harry.N” or just “N”. … Continue reading

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Illustrations: Babylonians, coins, vikings and bards

Found formidable treasure trove of nice old illustrations in “The young folk’s story of the world” from 1894. The illustrators that I’ve been able to track Will E. Chapin (d. 1937) and Henri Hildiband (d. 1897) are both safely dead … Continue reading

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Dabbling with silhouettes: A Hoplite, an Unicorn and some imps

With the help of a statue and some old illustrations I have created a rather hostile situation and some rather impish minions. Use them if you like and please speak your mind about them!

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Dabbling with silhouettes: A ratman

I have always liked the art of silhouettes and when I found Telecanter’s receding rules I was overjoyed by the plethora of  cool old school fantasy silhouette illustrations it served. Inspired by his greatness I have now created a silhouette ratman, a creature I’m … Continue reading

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Gudmund Hentze (1875-1948) – Thousand and One Nights

The danish artist Gudmund Hentze (1875-1948) was a very productive book illustrator and industrial designer during the first half of the 20th century. His style was among others inspired by Aubrey Beardsley. His posterity has been quite negatively effected by … Continue reading

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