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With this post I start a new, illustrious series: Things I like. Obviously this has something to do with my unending narcissism and general proclivity for collecting things. Illustration is something I’ve always been fond of, and I collect them in a folder on my computer. I don’t really follow particular artists, though I do like mid-century style stuff, simple drawings, and nice colours.
I’ve always liked manga and some of the soft way of drawing they have:
I recently found a webcomic called Stand Still Stay Silent which I adore, beautifully and dreamily illustrated. The world too is beautiful and a little creepy, and I feel like it has sometimes a similar feeling to Beautiful Darkness.
I also like simpler illustrations/comics, like those by Sarah Andersen. Sometimes I feel like they capture my essence:
I also like this type of illustration, where it’s mostly lines, hatching, and one colour. I guess they’re ink drawings? I like the level of detail in them. You often find them in older books, I suppose because they’re cheaper to print than photos or full colour illustrations.
I also like the Soviet-era illustrations you find on books and other media, like movie posters. Since most of my books are packed, I can’t take pictures for this post, but I have the posters for Ivan’s Childhood and the Irony of Fate, as well as of a Tolstoy cover I found at a bookstore in Toronto.
Anyways, that’s all for now.