If you don't know the work of Julia Rothman, you better get to it. I've been a fan of her work for as long as I can remember, from her lovely hand-drawn patterns to her sketchbook pages of intricate drawn buildings. She's also authored and illustrated some of my favorite books, like Drawn In and Hello NY. And now she's released another book to rival all the others.
Nature Anatomy is 224 pages of hand-drawn goodness and features tons of drawings, diagrams, and dissections from the natural world. Julia takes us on a visual tour of trees, birds, insects, animals, wildflowers, ecosystems, and so much more.
You'll want this book and we've got one to giveaway.
To be in the running, just leave a comment on this blog post with your single favorite thing to draw from nature. We'll pick a random winner from the hat. Comments close July 6th (Monday) at 11am Eastern. Good luck everyone... and for those of you that can't wait, you can get your hands on the book today on Amazon.
UPDATE: We have a winner! We randomly pulled a name from the hat and... congrats to Catharine Mi-Sook! Your copy of the book will be mailed out this week. Enjoy and thank you all for participating.
Julianna Brion and I both live in Baltimore, Maryland, and I recently had the pleasure of visiting her studio space. Julianna creates illustrations for a myriad of clients, but also manipulates awesome old books (think textbooks) with painting and collages.
It is in these books that she can experiment with imagery or technique. While they are important to her, they aren’t overly precious and she’s able to unwind creatively and not worry about the consequences. As a result, she’s created some great spreads.
I've been a long time fan of Julia's animated movies, but her latest tops the cake for me. Incredibly heartfelt, Julia draws the coming of age story of Oscar and his experience with leaving something he loves behind. Like him, I can still feel this emotion in the pit of my stomach. Kudos, Julia Pott.
This may not make much sense, but I find Julia's work to be so gentle. It's almost like it isn't there in front of me. Of course there is color and lines and texture, but everything is wispy, like a dream. I want to close my eyes and visit her drawings now, please don't come to get me. And if I were you, I would visit her blog just for the header alone.