Thursday, 13 September 2012

Influences revisited...

Having written a post about influences which nurtured my love of flora and fauna I received several emails and comments about the colour plates in the book, Rainbow Houses, which I now have in my possession.

So for those who asked, here are some of the delightful images....


And of course the plate which features on the dustjacket....
Some very pretty and delicate and others quite scary, but for me as a child they were magical!

3 comments:

Tim said...

The Ball-Rolling Beetle is one of the illustrations in Fabre... I'll go and get my book and check them against these... the mantis looks familiar, too. I wonder if he got paid twice?

ladyjustine said...

They are absolutely amazing! I can see why this book was such a treasure!

Tim said...

Having looked, the ball rolling beetles illustration and the mantis picture are similar to, but NOT the same as those he used to illustrate Farbre's book. So he earnt his money, then!
A great illustrator... and very detailed too.