illustrator : julie morstad

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…

Julie Morstad

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.

stiltssnakebitegluttonybook&tiger7foxes(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.

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One Comment on “illustrator : julie morstad”

  1. jenloveskev says:

    oooh I love love loev that last one!! So beautiful!


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