I'm absorbing alot of illustration at the moment, hunting it out and admiring the talents of these wonderful creatives.
Illustration was never something I got to grips with as the detail often required to render a truly awe inspiring piece left my mind slightly boggled, and anyone who knows me will tell you I'm not the most patient of people so taking many hours to create very ornate work was never going to happen for me. Therefore I am happy to look on in admiration of others who can achieve that level of patience and attention to detail.
Currently it's the work of Japanese artist Yoko Furusho that has enchanted me. Her work is whimsical and innocent, glowing with cheer and optimism, two states of mind which for many, myself included, can feel very fragile at times.
Her description of her work sums everything up perfectly:
The textures, colours and patterns at play within her work do evoke a strong sense of fashion but take it a step far beyond. Beautiful.