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Drawing Down the Moon

Drawing Down the Moon: The Art of Charles Vess by Charles Vess

The artistic history of Charles Vess.  Many lovely pictures.

Starts with his early work, and you can see the influences, and the need to pick up more skills.  But it works onward to his more mature work, with many examples of things from books and posters and other things.

It's amazing how he can use the modern conception of fairies as tiny and winged and still make it clear that these are the -- ehem -- Good Folk.

Also has his showing the stages of developing a work.
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