About This Blog
Don't get me wrong. It's not that I'm not on board with the whole ebook thing. I enjoy books in all their formats. But there is nothing quite like a bookstore with its neatly arranged shelves of books and artfully created displays of new arrivals, best sellers, and suggested reading. I especially enjoy discovering small, independent bookstores and have made it my mission to visit and report back on as many of these gems as I can. That is my focus, but there is really nothing that is off limits as long as it is about books or reading. Hope you enjoy my blog and come back often.
Friday, January 11, 2013
Matt Miller, a.k.a. Sunflowerman, is one such student. He was a good student, but he wasn't in the book club, nor was he one of those rabid readers who frequented the library on a daily basis. Truth be told, he actually spent much more time in the art room than in the library. What then, you might wonder, is his connection to books? Why a blog post about Sunflowerman?
"I was working on large Portrait Fashion Illustrations that would take 5-8 hours to complete. They were looking great but I needed to understand the way clothes are supposed to fit the figure so I took to doing small card stock illustrations that were no more than 5 minutes each. It was simple with just a brush and black ink. When the card stock ran dry I moved on to using what I had around me which happened to be this old Sherlock Holmes book from the 1950s.
Of course once I saw Matt's book art, I knew I had to do a blog post about it. Take a look at a few more of his book pages below. Then to find out even more about Matt and his artistic endeavors, including a gallery of other book pages, visit his website: http://sunflowerman.com.