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Old 02-23-2006, 11:57 AM
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Re: Who are your three all time favorite illustrators?

I like a lot of newer guys. Don't get me wrong, Rockwell rocks but for me, only in the sense of depicting a situation...personally I don't care for his "style" (color choices, techniques, etc.) but that's just my taste.
That said, my three contemporary fav's are ~
Mark Fredrickson
H.R Giger
Kevin Hulsey
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Re: Who are your three all time favorite illustrators?

Sorry that I don't have 3 different at the moment, but as for now:
1. John Howe
2. John Howe
3. John Howe

If you like the lotr you will know him

http://www.john-howe.com/
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Re: Who are your three all time favorite illustrators?

I agree with Scitzo that John Howe is a wonderful illustrator.

In the fantasy field, I also really like Brian Froud (faeries/ Labyrinth) and Rien Poortvliet (Gnomes). My favourite comic illustrator is/was Winsoe McCay, who did "Little Nemo in Slumberland" -- amazing stuff!

For children's illustration, there are many artists I like a lot. Two who I really like are Ted Rand (who died in 2005 at age 89) and Troy Howell.

Also love N.C. Wyeth. Lots more, but these are enough for now.

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Re: Who are your three all time favorite illustrators?

This is a great topic and its fun to see what everyone's favorites are. I think my top three, (all very different I might add) are:

1. Drew Struzan
2. C.F. Payne
3. James Christensen

There are plenty of others but those are my favorites. I am in total awe of Drew.

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Old 02-25-2006, 10:18 AM
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Re: Who are your three all time favorite illustrators?

1. Drew Struzanhttp://www.drewstruzan.com
2. Michael Whelan http://www.michaelwhelan.com
3. C.F. Payne http://www.richardsolomon.com/
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Old 02-26-2006, 11:31 PM
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Re: Who are your three all time favorite illustrators?

Right now I'm liking David Shannon! I read with kids at school and they like his work as much as I do!
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Re: Who are your three all time favorite illustrators?

Without reading what's posted before me . . .

Maxfield Parrish
M.C.Escher (is he an illustrator? maybe not.)
Wyeth.

As a kid, I always like Richard Scary's books, they had a certain very specific charm to them that's hard to pin down in words, but you know it when you see it. Not sure it's illustration exactly, as for those books, the pictures were probably as important as the story. (Maybe more important -- I remember the pictures, but I don't remember the stories.)
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Old 02-28-2006, 10:28 AM
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Re: Who are your three all time favorite illustrators?

A few of mine are

Rockwell of course
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jILL tHOMPSON

http://www.jillthompsonart.com/
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My 3 fav illustrators off the top of my head:
NC Wyeth
Lynd Wardhttp://www.library.georgetown.edu/de...ustrations.htm
Garth Williams http://www.ricochet-jeunes.org/eng/b.../williams.html

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Re: Who are your three all time favorite illustrators?

Well, hard to narrow down to just three, but here is one go at it:

Barron Storey
Brad Holland
Dave McKean
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Re: Who are your three all time favorite illustrators?

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Thanks for these links Scott

I have always liked Drew Sruzans work too and C F Payne's as well
Thanks for introducing me to Michael Whelan... nice work!

While anyone is visiting the Richardsolomon link.... check out Gregory Manchess ... another illustrator I think is amazing.

Keep the names and links coming... there are a lot of greats who still haven't made the list.
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Old 03-07-2006, 05:55 AM
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Re: Who are your three all time favorite illustrators?

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Without reading what's posted before me . . .

Maxfield Parrish
M.C.Escher (is he an illustrator? maybe not.)
Wyeth.

As a kid, I always like Richard Scary's books, they had a certain very specific charm to them that's hard to pin down in words, but you know it when you see it. Not sure it's illustration exactly, as for those books, the pictures were probably as important as the story. (Maybe more important -- I remember the pictures, but I don't remember the stories.)


Great choices metalhead! Here are som Parrish images..
http://images.google.com/images?clie...-8&sa=N&tab=wi

Escher is brilliant.... and he was an illustrator trapped in the body of a "fine artist"... or maybe the other way around.
http://www.mcescher.com/
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I like a lot of newer guys. Don't get me wrong, Rockwell rocks but for me, only in the sense of depicting a situation...personally I don't care for his "style" (color choices, techniques, etc.) but that's just my taste.
That said, my three contemporary fav's are ~
Mark Fredrickson
H.R Giger
Kevin Hulsey

Like Marks work too!
http://www.theispot.com/search/index...&newSearch=yes

Here's Giger http://www.hrgiger.com/ and if you like him here's another guy you'll like too... http://www.gric.at/

... finally Kevin Hulsey. I remember when all these tech images were done with airbrush!

http://www.khulsey.com/main_english.html
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Old 03-11-2006, 12:52 AM
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Re: Who are your three all time favorite illustrators?

Mark Fredrickson's been a favorite of mine too, but there hasn't been much work from him in recent years. There next to nothing on the internet for him. It seems the only thing he is doing lately is Mad magazine covers, and apparently he has gone digital. I found some of his covers here
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Re: Who are your three all time favorite illustrators?

My all time favorite illustrator is Bernie Wrightson.The first time I saw his work was on creepy magazine,I bought a second hand issue long ago,number 63 to be exact.And I fell in love with his artwork.Then I discovered his Frankenstein illustrations,they were breathtaking!!! Now when I have a chance I search on the net for comics and other publications that feature his work.

http://www.wrightsonsfrankenstein.com/Images.htm

http://www.monsterscollectibles.com/...htfrankypg.jpg
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