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Artist of the Day: Sophie Blackall

Whether she's drawing two spritely little girls for a children's book or a more sober illustration for a national magazine, artist Sophie Blackall's signature style always shines through. What exactly is this style? When it comes to describing her illustrations, Sophie cites influences ranging from Chinese packaging design to train journeys and pipe fish. I'd say that Sophie's illustrations are reminiscent of a gentler, prettier version of Edward Gorey's work, and are whimsical, graceful, and full of expertly crafted main characters.

Sophie claims that as a child growing up in Sydney, Australia, she was a terrible artist, and writes that "In spite of my lack of talent, however, I kept at it because it was fun. (Sometimes it wasn't fun; I remember having a dreadful tantrum when I couldn't draw a deer that didn't look like a plasticine dog, made by a person without hands.)"

Well, Sophie certainly has proven that tenacity pays off. Her illustrations for books such as Ruby's Wish and the Ivy + Bean series are absolutely lovely. One of my favorite projects of Sophie's, though is her illustrations of Craigslist "Missed Connections" ads.

To see those illustrations,

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Like what you see? Read more about Sophie here.


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