it's probably just not caring what we dorks say or think... most likely these are done to promote, not to appeal to the collector/art market. So, he does what he wants, even if it is blatant and kinda lame. I ain't for it, but who gives a rip?
Victor Ambrus (born László Gy?z? Ambrus, August 19, 1935, in Budapest, Hungary), is an illustrator best known for his regular appearances on the Channel 4 archaeology television series Time Team, where he visualises how the sites being excavated may have once looked. He is an Associate of the Royal College of Art and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and the Royal Society of Painters, Etchers and Engravers.
Ambrus studied at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts for three years, but fled Hungary to England in 1956 following the failure of the Hungarian Uprising against the Soviet-backed government. He resumed his education at the Royal College of Art in London. After graduating in 1960 he became a freelance illustrator, and has contributed to almost 300 books.
Ambrus has twice won the Kate Greenaway Medal, once in 1965 for The Three Poor Tailors, and again in 1975 for Mishka and Horses in Battle. He has also won the World Wildlife Award.
yep i have this book somewhere too, its about like all these mythical animals and stuff, ogres and trolls and stuff. really amazing artist, but i can't remember it, i'll have to dig thru my boxes to find out what his name was, it'll drive me crazy.
i don't mind that its lifted though, its just a music poster. doubt its screenprinted or sold or anything.
I could be wrong and hopeful am but this illo looks like a lift from somone else. I recognize the style but can't place the name.
You'd think that if this person had this ability in them it would show up in at leaser ONE of his other posters and it doesn't.
But a Franzetta lift does...
this is awesome. somewhat similair to the concept i was working on for my poster for an animal collective show in february but with a wayyyyy diferent style. a style which, by the way, rules. this could totally be an illustration in a childrens book or something.