Wednesday, December 22, 2010

31 DAYS OF SANTA: DAY 22- Arthur Rackham

Thanks for not chastising me so much. I'm back, with...

Arthur Rackham. Illustrator during the Golden Age (turn of the century), famous for his Alice In Wonderland book illustrations, Rip Van Winkle, Grimm's Fairy Tales, drawing gnomes, being awesome, etc.

As his career coincided with the photographic printing process, like Parrish, Wyeth, Pyle, and many other greats, he took advantage of it with great technique. Fantastic drawing in organic form. One of my heroes.


  1. Love Rackham and this is pretty good. It makes me think of something Victorian/Dickensian. Less Santa Claus and more Fagan...a bit sinister!

  2. Do you know where this is from? I can't find it anywhere else but here, and don't see AR's signature in the corner. Thanks in advance.

    1. This was a piece I created to imitate Rackham's style. See some of my posts in this study series for other artist imitations.