Doreen Kassel: Pigs and other extraordinary creatures

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Happy New Year!

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This was too cute not to share. I love Kassel’s quirky subjects and the old-fashioned illustration sort of vibe they give off. They seem to be made of polymer clay and then painted, but the paint scheme is interesting; it’s over-highlighted, giving the effect of a washed-out vintage photograph, or an illustration in pastel watercolors and sepia ink. Her “about” page says she considers classic illustrators to be her influences, and I think it really comes out in her piggies and her “League of Extraordinary Creatures” series. I hope to see more of her work as time goes on.

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