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• • • Being a journal by artist and designer John Coulthart, cataloguing interests, obsessions and passing enthusiasms.


Sinister silhouettes


One of a series of creepy children’s illustrations by Alexander Ovchinnikov which look like the work of pioneering animator Lotte Reiniger pushed into a darker world. Ovchinnikov’s Behance portfolio has a similar set mixing silhouettes with photography.

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Posted in {animation}, {art}, {black and white}, {fantasy}, {film}, {illustrators}.

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5 comments or trackbacks

  1. #1 posted by littleaugury


    the Grimm brothers would be pleased.

  2. #2 posted by yggdrasil ash


    Fun work. For anyone not already familiar with it, the African American artist Kara Walker is worth checking out for a similar approach but differerent fantasy subject: over the top antebellum horrors (and surreal comedy). Really enjoy your website Mr. Coulthart. Keep up the good work.

  3. #3 posted by John


    Thanks, I don’t think I’d seen Kara Walker’s work before. Splendid stuff but then I’ve always liked silhouette art, even done some myself on occasion.

  4. #4 posted by Betty


    Thank you for bringing Lotte Reiniger forward. She reminds me of Franklin Booth and his story. Just amazing proliferation of hand-rendered work, both! (He-pen and ink). You have a lovely site, such depth and scope. Really appreciate that. Betty

  5. #5 posted by John


    Hi Betty. Thanks for your comments, here and elsewhere.






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