Friday, 26 August 2011

Pic of the Week . . . Brian Froud

So, are you the sort of person who believes in faeries at the bottom of the garden? Do you believe woodlands and forests to be filled with the enchanted?

I was reminded of the work by Brian Froud today. I didn't know of him personally, but remember his magnificent contributions to films such as the Dark Crystal and Labyrinth. I didn't realise he was a full time artist, and I've fallen in love with his work (which isn't surprising for me. I seemed to fall in love quite easily). Do you remember the film 'Labyrinth? With David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly? It was one my all-time favourite child movies, with Goblins and creatures galore, and probably one of the main reasons why I love fantasy. Well, Mr Froud done the art work for it. . .

Anyway, here's some of the work from Brian Froud. Both his wife and himself are artists and get their inspiration from Dartmoor (UK). My parents live not far from there and we've driven through the moors on numerous times. It is definitely an inspiring and enchanted place, and I can see how it works in favour for Mr Froud.

Enjoy and have a great weekend . . .







10 comments:

  1. That artwork is incredible! Totally fall-in-love-able.

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  2. Isn't it just. Thinking about looking for a print for that big wall space infront of me...lol

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  3. That purplish one reminds me of Lucy.

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  4. I've been browsing the blog. Love it.

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  5. Absolutely fantastic blog!!! Glad I found it! Love it!!!

    Lola x
    http://lola-x.blogspot.com

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  6. I love fairy creature artwork like this done in watercolor. DRC, I would like to introduce you to one of my favorite artists. Her name is Stephanie Pui-Mun Law.

    Here is her website. Please check it out when you have a moment. It is well worth the trip:

    http://www.shadowscapes.com/

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  7. Wonderful artwork! Thank you for the post!

    Blaze

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  8. @ Martin: lol...wait till I see Lucy - Oh, that'd be tonight! :D

    @ Mike Keyton and Lola X - Thank you so much. I'm glad you like it.

    @ Brian and Wendy Froud - Thank you so much for the comment. I actually feel quite honoured. I usually include a link to the artist's website but from what I gathered yours is having a revamp. As soon as it is up I will add it for you - unless you have another link that I missed x

    @ Michael Offutt - I love fairy work too. Thanks for the website. Her work is stunning. Worthy of a mention on Pic of the Week :)

    And finally @ Blaze. Thank you for the comment. Glad you liked it...

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  9. creepy cool art. definitely reflects his film making.

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