Description: Pirates and woman in formal garden.
Comment: Good pictures come and go, but this is truly a classic, great “old school” illustration of the first order. Plenty of illustrators worked hard, plenty even made a good living but perhaps the toughest thing was to create a style of one's own (ideally one difficult to mimic) and stick with it. Such are the charms of Soulen's nearly pointillist approach to illustration. One thing that's a little less than charming is how difficult it was to get decent photos of this... Illustration artwork is nearly always better in person than in photo, but this time thats particularly true. Beyond just the application of paint here, it's so much more involved... composition, massing of lights and darks, story-telling and lest we forget, mood. Truly a classic and with real wall presence. A full copy of the magazine... including a nice little article on the artist... is included.