Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Rojankovsky Fairy Tales

Rojankovsky combines just plain great drawing with highly stylized compositional techniques.





I love the juxtaposition of his rough-hewn and ogreish Russian human characters with the highly intellectual compositions, hierarchy and stylized forms.

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13 comments:

Steven M. said...

The colors, they cleanse my eyes.

Alberto said...

Ohhh, those'r purdy. I espicially like the "Hansel and Gretel" one.

Seth Nicholas Johnson said...

Beautiful. Thanks for posting these.

BlakeJ said...

Nice paintings! Thanks for posting, John. I especially like the super fuzzy man-rabbit.

kurtwil said...

Nice illustrations and great link to some COLLIERS washes and illustrations.

A reason I don't watch new animation: it's hard, hard, hard; Flat-lit 2D, hard edged glossy 3D.

What's galling is software used to make new cartoons __can__ be set for softer, more wash-type looks without a lot of effort. After Effects based producers have a wide range of tools available.

Are there animation productions out there trying for a more painterly wash type look? Or are we doomed to the FAMILY GUY look for years to come?

Uncle Deetou said...

Great illustrations... they have that slightly disturbing quality that I found both terrifying and irresistible in so many of my childhood Fairy Tale books.

smackmonkey said...

Nice! I'd never seen this artist's work. I especially like the Puss N' Boots illo.

Trevor G. said...

Incredible artwork John, thanks for the boost!

Roberto Severino said...

Beautiful illustrations. Thanks for the inspiring post, John. Some of these literally look like they're popping out of the page, because they're so solid looking! I'd like to see some cartoon out there try to experiment with those types of colors, to be honest.

John said...

Needs more hot-pink and lime-green. Some jagged, 'broken-glass' angles would be nice, too. This just isn't ugly enough for today's market.

Martin Juneau said...

Other underatted talented artist to added in my desk. At least he know matched the colors. And the atmosphere on each drawings is very impressive.

Gordeaux said...

Oh Mr K how I owe you! I have bgun creating characters I never would have dreamed I could! All thanks to you and Mr P.Blair!!! When I upload my designs onto my new blog I hope you can have a look and maybe give me some pointers, as I know I am still needing work! I am now addicted to drawing and this has helped immensly in my giving up smoking!!! Thank you,Thank you,Thank you!

Luke said...

Hanseel! Hansel, Hanseel....Hansel!