Wonder Meyer illustrations: Little Shadows (left) & Le Etoile (right)
The Wonderful Illustrations of Wonder Meyer
We bought the illustration on the left at Design Indaba 2014, where Wonder Meyer was part of the Emerging Creatives programme. We would have bought the other one too, if it wasn’t already sold out.
Speaking about Little Shadows on her blog, she says, “As you may have noticed, I am quite obsessed with detail (this drawing fulfilled my compulsion nicely) and I’ve found that I have to counter it with lots of quiet negative space around all the anal line work.
“I don’t want to say too much, because I like it when people interpret pieces for themselves. So… here is naughty kid all dressed up in her bird suit doing her best to literally scare the life out of some little birds but most of them are not really phased (I really like little birds). I’ve embossed some ghost birdies going up the left hand side for those poor few who could not bear the fright.
“I like to think that my work appears sweet and whimsical at first, but a darker undertone soon overrides the first impression, which is especially evident in this piece.”
Wonder is a freelance illustrator from the Eastern Cape. You can see more of her work at her blog, Bow & Arrow.
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