Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Full of Wonder Illustrators

This is one of the most wonderful illustrations of the 1970s, by the most full of wonder illustrators Leo and Diane Dillon—created with pastel, watercolor, acrylic and marbleized paper.

Leo & Diane Dillon — Child of the Morning — 1977

artwork above and below © 1981 Leo and Diane Dillon
for the Dell book Child of the Morning by Pauline Gedge

pencil preliminary sketch


John Matthew Stater said...

'70s was a weird decade. Some truly awful and garish art and decor, but then some really nice work as well, especially in terms of fantasy and sci-fi art. I'd never seen this before (which is true of much of the art you post and why I like your blog so much), and boy is it gorgeous.

Porky said...

Matt writes just what I would have written.

Glen Story said...

Ravishingly beautiful! For some years now, I've bought books with art by the Dillons, the way I used to buy books with covers by Frazetta, Krenkel and Jones.

Xtine said...

The book is equally luscious as the cover! It's a wonderful novel about the female Pharaoh Hatshepsut. Got my first copy - a mass-market pb w/another cool cover - when I was 10, and have re-read it many times. The trade paperback from the 90s inexplicably has a photo of Princess Nofret's famous statue, a woman who lived a millennium before Hatshepsut.