Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Jean-Baptiste Monge

JB Monge is another one of those illustrators, who's work makes you believe that fairy tales exist! There is no doubt about it!!! His illustrations are so detailed, intricate and REAL, it seems they can come alive with one swing of the magic wand!  His style is unique and very recognisable, his imagination is limitless and his technique is superb! I can't draw like this!!! I wish I could!!!

JB Monge was born 1971 in France, but now he lives  and works in Canada. He is considered to be one of the most popular and celebrated fantasy authors and illustrators in Europe and during his relatively short career he has worn numerous awards. Here is a very interesting interview with him, and here is his blog! You can also find a few videos with his drawing techniques on Youtube.

But! Enough words!!! Just have a look and his little pieces of magic on paper!