Monday, September 15, 2008

Kurt Huggins and Zelda Devon. Or, Never Enough Octopi!

I'm going to look like such a copycat but, I swear, I saw this Cleptopod drawing and was going to post about Kurt Huggins and Zelda Devon just a few days before they appeared on uber art site, Drawn. (Congrats, guys, for the well deserved exposure!)

A particularly fun aspect of my job has only become apparent in the latter half of my career thus far -- watching artists "turn on." I've enjoyed meeting Kurt and Zelda at various conventions and Society of Illustrators events for the past year or so. While there is a whole like to like about their earlier work, there is a clear and steady progression from good to even better.

Further congrats for their silver medal in Spectrum 15, due out November 1st.

Further reading: An iterview with Kurt and Zelda on What to Wear to an Orange Alert.

And one further note: Zelda has the only tattoo I've ever seriously envied.

10 comments:

ces said...

Who else won medals in Spectrum 15?

Irene Gallo said...

Full list of Spectrum 15 winners:
http://www.spectrumfantasticart.com/full_content.php?article_id=728&full=yes&pbr=1

Lana Gramlich said...

I love both of those pieces.
As an artist, I have to say it's nice to be able to look back & see one's OWN progress.
This year someone purchased one of my paintings to have it tattooed on their leg. I was immensely flattered!

EricFortune.com said...

I must have told her a dozen times. "I. Love. Your. Tattoo!!!!!" Easily the best tattoo I've ever scene.

Irene Gallo said...

Lana - That IS a compliment!

I always thought it would be fun to start a collection of fantasy covers as tattoos. I know Brom, Whelan, Lockwood, Palencar, Van Der Hagen, Eggleton all have people walking aroudn with their art on their bodies.

Lana Gramlich said...

Irene; Yes! So much wonderful art, so little body space! *L*

Anonymous said...

Not octopi, ignorami!
Octopoda!
Dr George Nikolic, Canberra

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