inspire me... Gris Grimly

Monday, November 11, 2013

Gris Grimly has been one of my favorite illustrators since I was introduced to his work back in 2005. I can't believe I haven't written a post about him yet, to be honest.

The thing I love most about Grimly's work is the lines. They are long, imperfect and curling, reminding me of a doodle that has grown wonderfully out of control. I love how thin and elegant they are, while retaining an overall sloppiness. This man is my line hero.
The second most thing I love is the way he colors. Watercolors painted in such a way that is gritty but soft, sloppy but well thought out. And the textures shine through in every one of his images.

These are two of my favorite images from him, but I'm in love with many of his illustrations. One is a picture of Darth Vader during battle, and the other is an illustration for a Poe story.

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