illustrator : julie morstadPosted: October 23, 2009
So I’ve decided that every Friday I’m going to start posting an illustrator that I like and write a little blurb about him or her. It’s always good to keep looking. We don’t live in a vacuum.
So, without further ado…
I first saw her work on the Neko Case album cover of Fox Confessor Brings the Flood. I liked the illustration, but didn’t think about it too much afterwards. I was browsing through Book By Its Cover and saw some of her work up. It was then that I really got to look at it. It’s very delicate and has many intricies.
(the neko case cover)
I like Julie’s work because I enjoy that it’s part whimsical, part psychological, and intricately planned. The images, while surreal, don’t feel frightening. I think that the line quality coupled with the aloofness of a lot of her characters adds to the feeling I get that these are all matter-of-fact scenes and scenarios with a hint of melancholy.
Unrelated: There are two giagantic bags of candy that are sitting in the kitchen of my office. Opened, but it is candy that’s not for me, so I can’t eat it. Tragic.