Sunday, October 28, 2012

Le Cain's Cinderella

These beautiful images are from a version of Cinderella illustrated by Errol Le Cain. Le Cain was born in Singapore in the early 1940s and spent his career as an Animator and Illustrator. Something about his work looks really sophisticated to me, maybe it's because he seems to successfully mix illustration styles; the flat, stiff look of folk art (the way Cinderella is drawn), a more comic, modern look (the snooty step-sisters) and the feel of classic illustration (in the detailed backgrounds). Whatever it is makes for a gorgeous collection of work. Unfortunately, most of his children's books are out of print but that's why wonderful things like Ebay exist!

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