Sunday, September 18, 2011
Illustrator: Trina Schart Hyman
Welcome to my new Illustrious Illustrator series!
Writing + Visual Aids = Good Fun
One of my favorite illustrators is Trina Schart Hyman (1939 - 2004). She illustrated over 150 books, won three Caldecott Honors and one Caldecott Medal. Her favorite story was Little Red Riding Hood, and she spent an entire year of her childhood wearing a red cape. (Wikipedia)
I find her art incredibly rich and fierce, and rather dark; her people are interesting, the scenes wild and brooding. Her illustrations also possess a rustic, old world quality. The style is altogether striking and distinct.