Saturday, March 28, 2009

Lisbeth Zwerger

I realise I haven't posted about artist I love lately, so I'll mention an illustrator whom I adore. Lisbeth Zwerger is an award winning illustrator from Vienna, Austria. Her work has won a gazillion awards.. you can see why. Her whimsical style is beyond charming. I love the way she interprets fairy tales and stories in new and wonderful scenes...

Noah's Ark:

The divine Ms. Z herself:

The Little Mermaid:

Alice in Wonderland:
I love the perspective she creates, and the vast amount of space she leave blank.. you can often see her pencil marks, another something I always find charming in artwork. I love seeing the "thinking" and the hand of the artist, stray marks, drips etc..
I wish she had a website, I could not find one, if anyone knows.. let me know.. I've collected a whole mess of her books, and I look often at them for the creative inspiration sometimes..

I toyed, in college with children's illustration, but that meant and extra year at least of college, and I was ready to move on..I keep a sketch book and sometimes break the old gauche paint and ink pens out. It's charming, contemplative work..


Jackie said...

Oh thank you. Its lovely to see other artists work like this.

hens teeth said...

I could'nt agree with you more. I have been an admirer of Lizbeth's work for a long time now and like you, have books of her stunning illustration. It is a total joy.

hens teeth said... mistake Lisbeth not Lizbeth DOH!

Tracy Lorna Nors said...

Thanks for sharing this, I have many of her books and love her compositions, they're simply marvelous! I haven't got the Alice book though, will have to look for that.

Rachel said...

I love the Little Mermaid illustration, it's beautiful!