Just back from a lovely trip to Bruges looking at old…

Beautiful old Belgian church whose name I’ve forgotten

Just back from a lovely trip to Bruges looking at old...
© Juan Palomino

Just back from a lovely trip to Bruges looking at old...
© Juan Palomino

Just back from a lovely trip to Bruges looking at old...
© Alice Coppini

Just back from a lovely trip to Bruges looking at old...
© Alice Coppini

Just back from a lovely trip to Bruges looking at old...
© Vincent Gravé

Just back from a lovely trip to Bruges looking at old...
Alessandro Cervellati

Just back from a lovely trip to Bruges looking at old...
Alessandro Cervellati

Just back from a lovely trip to Bruges looking at old...
John Aldridge: Builders at Work

Just back from a lovely trip to Bruges looking at old...
John Aldridge: February Afternoon

Just back from a lovely trip to Bruges looking at old churches… and another to Bologna Book Fair for pictorial eye candy.  Monos: Mensajeros del viento by Ana Paula Ojida had a good story too. Drawn by Juan Palomino, it retells a Mexican legend in which the first humans scared the deities by being too smart. In defence they threw magic dust into people’s eyes, so that for ever afterwards we’ve been blinded to how powerful and fabulous we really are. Quite.

..and i really liked Alice Coppini’s illustrations for the least child-like of all the Contest entries – a biography of Billie Holiday. (She’s also done this cute narrative calendar, for those of us who are into narrative calendars)

…and Un Grand Jardin, for its febrile, animated plant life by Vincent Gravé

… and discovered Alessandro Cervellati’s calligraphic horse and circus illustrations from the 1930s

…and have just been unexpectedly to the wonderful Fry Gallery for a fix of Great Bardfield artists. Came home inspired to draw the garden. Distracting me from book mockup!

See full post here: janbow's blog2017-04-17.