Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Off the shelf: Fantastical Field Guide

A couple of the creatures found in Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You, currently my favorite art book. Not that I've ever read any Spiderwick book before. When I saw this Field Guide, I just had to have it. More information and images here. For larger versions so that you can actually read the text, click here for the wood elf and here for the sea-maid. (Pardon the semi-crappy scans, I didn't want to torture my book too much.)

More info on the illustrator, Tony DiTerlizzi, can be found at his website. You might also want to check out the Spiderwick writer, Holly Black.


Anonymous said...

Cool find! Love the artwork!

Anonymous said...

I like the Black Phookah, but methinks the elf boy really looks like someone we've seen too much...... *toothy grin*

imogen_ph said...

*blink* *inspects wood-elf*
nah, i think this one definitely looks like a boy. ehehehe. *wink*

Anonymous said...

*kicks the cinematographic 21th century elf forever*

the contessa

Anonymous said...

Where did u get it and what does it look like cos i av seen the movie but there is loads of different books but i dont know which 1 it is, is it this 1 http://kidsspace.torontopubliclibrary.ca/BookImages/77272.jpg ?