View Full Version : Once Upon a Time/June-John Bauer 1882-1918
06-01-2012, 07:18 AM
Our illustrator for June is the Swedish artist John Bauer 1882-1918
This wonderful illustrator, known for his elves and trolls, among other fairy land creatures, is better known in Sweden where his museum is and where a franchise of private schiools are named after him. In 1997 four stamps of Bauer were issued.
The movie Dark Crystal's visual look was inspired by his art.
Please explore this artist's work and copy, be inspired or just enjoy. Please post what you do here.
Linda gold and the old king
The magic herb
06-01-2012, 07:21 AM
More John Bauer:
Boy and tree
Links to follow.
06-01-2012, 07:33 AM
Links for John Bauer:
06-01-2012, 03:19 PM
Super trolls and elves!
06-02-2012, 11:39 AM
Thank you, Janet. Totally love these trolls.
Stillman & Birn Alpha 9x12 inch spiral bound 100 lb half page
Kimberly watercolor pencil
Sakura Koi watercolor
Photoshop to darken just a tinge
06-02-2012, 02:39 PM
Here I have added Dr. Ph Martin's Bombay India ink and the colors are much more intense and I don't need to photoshop it at all. I'm much happier with this version.
And since the background is so dark, the only way I could add the flowers and twigs in his hand is put a layer of Uniball white gel pen and then brush more colored india ink on it. Beats having to drag out gouache tubes.
Forgot to mention I do use mechanical pencil freely to detail.
Having said that, I do enjoy the poster edges filter.
06-04-2012, 07:31 AM
ohhh these are fabulous!!!! cant wait to try one....Sandra ....love the last one with those neat dark lines.....perfect....tyree:wave:
06-04-2012, 10:12 AM
I like the last one too, Sandra. More gnomes and trolls in the links, if you'd like to try different pictures. Hi, Tyree!
06-05-2012, 05:23 PM
WOW, Sandra - those are great......I love what you have done!
06-12-2012, 10:20 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Jun-2012/65063-wizard_and_girl.jpg finally finished with the wizard and the tiny one.....bristol smooth, 6x6 w/mech. and 2b pencils....lots of fun....i love doing these kind of pieces....tyree:wave:
06-13-2012, 07:47 AM
Tyree, I about passed this by thinking it was the orriginal.....good job....especially good attention to the detail on little girl...hey...she kinda looks like you! ; > )
06-13-2012, 05:39 PM
Really good, Tyree, and I love the little one's socks. Hope you get to do another one. I haven't even begun and I started this...Well, the month is still pretty young.
06-15-2012, 07:38 AM
thank you both for your kind words....love doing them....ive got my eye on doing those trolls....im also doing homers boat, which is really really difficult.....tyree:wave:
06-15-2012, 11:59 AM
Sandra that is a terrific colourful interpretation of Bauer. The yellows and reds are beautiful together.
Tyree, I love your monotone study. Very good darks and whites and you captured the contrast of the little girl and the old king.
06-16-2012, 01:15 AM
Susan, very good rendition. It has the perfect eye expression.
I did this last week and didn't have time to post it.
Watercolor and pen.
06-18-2012, 07:25 AM
oh sandra this is just wonderful, love the whole design, and their little expressive faces.....just super....tyree:clap:
06-20-2012, 06:36 PM
Pen & ink wash, around 8 by 8 ins.
06-29-2012, 12:51 PM
june....she looks so peaceful and lovely...wonderful pose....tyree:wave:
07-01-2012, 09:15 AM
June, very elegant colors!
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