Archive for December, 2011

Holli Conger’s Illustrations

Whilst listening to one of my favourite podcasts, Escape form Illustration Island, some time ago, I came across a great children’s illustrator called Holli Conger. She has a fantastic style, which she applies across quite a wide variety of media. I was checking out her website again recently and also discovered that she has a pretty interesting blog, called A Girl who Creates, so I just thought I’d feature a couple of her illustrations on here. Alongside the more traditional approaches to illustration, she also, on occasion, illustrates in clay, which gives a really unique feel to her work, and adds even more versatility to her portfolio!

Holli Conger 2

Holli Conger 3

Small Fry

I went to see The Muppets a couple of weeks ago (great film in itself, by the way), but prior to it was a Pixar animated short called Small Fry. It’s the second in a series of shorts based on the Toy Story franchise, entitled Toy Story Toons, the first of which (Hawaiian Vacation) was attached to the theatrical release of Cars 2. I haven’t managed to see that one yet unfortunately, but certainly Small Fry was a fantastic short! Was great to see the Toy Story characters back again, and it really made me laugh too! What a great idea on Pixar’s part to release this series. Hope there’s several more yet to come!

Small Fry 1

Small Fry 2

Jirka Väätäinen’s Real Life Disney Princesses

I recently heard about an artist who has re-drawn several famous Disney characters to give the impression that they are “real life” people through photo manipulation, so thought I’d find a few examples and post them on here. The artist is called Jirka Väätäinen, and he’s a Finnish design enthusiast currently studying graphic design at the Arts University College at Bournemouth, UK. Here’s a sample of a few of the Disney princesses he’s reinterpreted – clockwise from top left: Cinderella, Princess Jasmine (from Aladdin), Rapunzel (from Tangled), and Mulan. To see more of his art, visit Väätäinen’s blog.

Real Life Disney Princesses