I really don't have much to add about this post today other than "Oh....Yeah."
Wait! That's not true! I do...of course I do! Anyway-- I stumbled upon this incredible body of work by Barcelona illustratress ((warning, this link goes to a MySpace Page>>) Sandra Suy, and just had to put it here.
I've actually been looking for an illustrator to feature for about a week or so, and something funny keeps happening...I see illustrations in thumbnail form that look good, and then when I click to go close up, I realize that the person drawing has a great sense of composition, and can do a certain style, but has NO FREAKING IDEA how to draw a good face. It's frustrating to see.
Well, that's obviously not the problem with our Sandra. She hits every detail on the mark. I really want to draw attention to how well she manages to use her media to describe what is going on with the surfaces of the clothing. She's got a really light touch-- but somehow, the definition is really there.
Also, I just adore her sketchlike quality-- and the blocky idea in the second one down (blue dress) looks like it's a little inspired by Ammi Phillips, an American Folk artist whose visionary, eerie, and magical work will be on show at the Americal Folk Art Museum this October (I'm going to look for lots of people getting influenced by that-- because he did do breathtaking work with shape and the figure!)
Oh, and she can do men, too. That is rare indeed!