I’ve got a crush on Eleanor Davis‘ work ever since I found out about her a few years ago through the folks at Fantagraphics. I was surprised that I never got to showing her work on the blog, so I thought I’d put an end to that nonsense today. The images here are some of her recent work which you can see on her website.
She’s a cartoonist and illustrator who regularly posts about her work (these little comic shorts are amazing) so there’s always new things to discover. What I love about her is how her illustrations are framed – really interesting perspectives that when combined with her style (the control she has over watercolor is magical) creates illustrations that really draw you in to see what’s happening. I also noticed that she has a lot of illustrations and sketches of people warmly embracing – kissing, hugging, etc., – a playground of intertwining limbs (which is marvelous really, there’s not enough love going around!) Her work also makes me wonder: What’s her story, What’s his story. What’s their story. What is all this?