12 juni 2009

~Brian Froud~Illustrator

Brian Froud is born in 1947 in Winchester.
He is an English fantasy illustrator
He lives and works in Devon with his wife,
Wendy, who is also a fantasy artist.
The landscapes in his paintings are
frequently inspired by Dartmoor.

Brian Froud is geboren in Winchester in 1947
Hij is een Engels fantasy-illustrator.
Hij werkt en woont in Devon met zijn vrouw,
Wendy tevens fantasy kunstenares.
De landschappen in zijn schilderijen zijn vaak
geïnspireerd door Dartmoor, een
nationaal park in Devon.

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His work has been used as the inspiration for
creatures in films such as The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth
(both in conjunction with Jim Henson's Creature Shop).
He collaborated with Terry Jones, who was a
screenwriter on Labyrinth,
on The Goblins of the Labyrinth
and subsequently on a number of
non-Labyrinth-related books about fairies and goblins,
namely of the "Lady Cottington" series, such as
Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book.
He has also worked with American writer
Ari Berk on more recent books, including Goblins
and "The Runes of Elfland", and produced art books
such as Good Faeries/Bad Faeries.
One of his most famous art books is simply titled
Faeries, in collaboration with Alan Lee.
His latest book were The Secret Sketchbooks of
Brian Froud (2006) and World of Faerie (2007).

Froud has also dabbled in other media and has
recently created a deck of Oracle cards entitled
"The Faerie's Oracle". He also designed the album
artwork for the German band Qntal's 2006
release Qntal V: Silver Swan.
The enhanced 2CD version of the album also
featured a second CD featuring a short gallery
of his fairy and goblin work.

Toby Froud then & now 
Froud's son, Toby Froud born in 1984
played the baby in Labyrinth,
one of his father's works. Toby Froud is currently
studying filmmaking and special effects techniques
in London. He is also apprenticed at the Muppet
workshop in New York City, and on the set of
the Lord of the Rings films in New Zealand.

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Frouds werk is gebruikt ter inspiratie voor
films als The Dark Crystal en Labyrinth
(beide in samenwerking met Jim Henson's Creature Shop).
Hij werkte samen met Terry Jones, een scenarioschrijver
voor Labyrinth, aan The Goblins of the Labyrinth (1986)
(opnieuw uitgegeven in verkorte vorm onder de naam
The Goblin Companion: A Field Guide to Goblins in 1996),
en vervolgens aan een aantal niet Labyrinth
gerelateerde boeken over feeën en kobolden
zoals de "Lady Cottington" series.

woodwoman fairy knowing faery

 Frouds zoon, Toby Froud, speelde de baby
in Labyrinth, een van zijn vader's werken.
Toby Froud studeert momenteel filmproductie
en special effectstechnieken in Londen.
Ook is hij in de leer bij de Muppet-workshop in
New York en op de set van de Lord of the Rings-films
in Nieuw-Zeeland.

Morgan le Fey
Latest Illustration works:
Zijn laatste geillustreerde werken:

-Faeries (1979) — In samenwerking met Alan Lee
-The World of the Dark Crystal (1982)
-Goblins: Pop-up Book (1983)
-Goblins of the Labyrinth (1986)
-Good Faeries/Bad Faeries (1998)
-The Faeries' Oracle (2000)
-The Runes of Elfland (2003)
-Goblins! (2004)
-The Secret Sketchbooks of Brian Froud (2005)
-Chelsea Morning (2005)
-Brian Froud's World of Faerie (2007) 


4 opmerkingen:

Hermes zei

I think I've said before I don't like his work, too human, too sexy.

Unknown zei

i love the brian froud´s art. i like your blog

lichtfus zei

Wonderful, i love the work of Brian Froud!
Great blog too!

You are welcome in my page art.

See you later.

Jean-Denis Lichtfus artist from belgium.

Keith zei

I've known Brian Froud for many years and I've never grown tired of his artwork. What is also great is the humble attitude he has about it. He seems very aware of creative forces coming through him that transcend his own individuality. I'm not sure he'd put it like that but that's how it has always seemed to me. This is a nice collection in tribute you have here and a couple of lovely photos of Toby too. I've not seen the right hand one before.