Monday, January 30, 2017

The Art Of Ian Fennelly

Absolutely love this style... 
Reminds me of the illustrations you'd see in the old books of my grade school years.





More works here.



8 comments:

Autumnleaf said...

These are wonderful! Thank you for posting these Rot!

Willow Cove said...

Yeah, these are amazing! I would love to visit some of these places in his drawings. The street scene from Chester is my favorite.

Jeff said...

Yes. These are amazing, I agree, they do hearken back to book illustrations of my youth.

girl6 said...

the tombstones in the cemetery remind me of the tombstones in Begging for Candy. i really LOVE the chinatown one too, with the splashes of red as lanterns!! & that is the PERFECT description, saying, they look like illustrations from children's books back in the day, because, they really do!!!

K.O. said...

Those are FANTASTIC.

Rot said...

Yeah, and just to be clear, I'm not saying that the artwork is of lesser quality on account of it reminding me of the school books of my youth....but I feel like there were high-end illustrations in those old things... kinda like my first real exposure to an art form...(I really didn't go to any museums or own any art books back then).
So this stuff was kinda formative....


Sara said...

For me, there is something about pen and ink. I just adore it. These are awesome.

girl6 said...

Rot..i don't think anyone did or would take what you said about these illustrations in a negative light. when i see childrens book illustrations from that time period, i always see the influences of the day, which were like N.C. Wyeth & Howard Pyle. & then you had people like Maurice Sendak come along & add their flavour into the mix. i think people (especially the artist) will take what you said as a BIG compliment.

these illustrations also have like a Hammer Horror vibe to them as well. & i mean that as a compliment. Hammer IS Love. & these illustrations are LOVE, not only because they're Beautiful & Perfect, but, because they're also Nostalgic.<333