I have recently started looking for some more inspiration following my latest development of my story making. I felt that I needed some research on more Illustrators in particular to see what other creative minds have achieved in this shared profession. I found that my interests were more headed towards vintage illustration, so images that are classical and decorative but not too over dramatic but are instead humble and charismatic. After having searched for vintage narrative illustration I came across the detailed Illustrations created by Tomislav Tomic from Croatia. I found his work initially through Pinterest which then lead me to this online portfolio http://arenaillustration.com/portfolios/tomislav-tomic which is provided through an Illustration Agency named Arena Illustration.
I had also found Tomic’s official website and some interesting Q&A’s that lead me into finding out more about the Tomic’s work approach. I have learnt that the colour work that I enjoy mostly is typically created with Tomic’s use of ink, pen and acrylic.
Here is Tomic’s beautiful works:
I love Tomic’s colour and detailed work. I had read how he uses a Renaissance engraving style which is available by the classical beauty and level of intricate detail. Tomic’s work is definitely my favourite book illustration approach that I have seen so far in my research, making me very glad to have found him. I really love the imagination and fantasy of his images that capture such fascinating and intimate events of extraordinary moments with his work on magical stories particularly immpressive in his work for the Folio Societies publication of Andrew Lang’s ‘The Orange Fairy Book’.