07 JunCrushing On: Illustrator Anne-Julie Aubry of The Nebulous Kingdom
La Sorciere Noire by Anne-Julie Aubry. Digital Illustration.
I have had digital illustrator Anne-Julie Aubry saved in my Etsy Favorites for a very long time. When I rediscovered her there a few days ago, I knew I had to feature her on the blog.
The Queen of Hearts by Anne-Julie Aubry. Digital Illustration.
I love that her work is moody and even dark, but it’s not depressing, gruesome, or frightening. She mixes the darkness with an intriguing, playful whimsy that cuts it a bit.
The textures she employs are beautiful and complicated, like a patina on metal. They create a visual interest much deeper than the popular white backgrounds of digital illustration trending currently.
Marie-Antionette by Anne-Julie Aubry. Digital Illustration.
And I just adore that when she chooses lighter colors and still manages to retain her incredible dismal aesthetic. It’s somber, but there’s a touch of dalliance. Anne-Julie flirts with our eyes.
The Siamese Sisters by Anne-Julie Aubry. Digital Illustration.
Be sure to visit Anne-Julie’s shop for lots of amazing options, starting at $3 for a postcard and all the way up to $170 for a large, printed canvas. I’m thinking about getting a collection of postcards as my stationary drawer is dwindling. What are you going to pick up?