One of my earliest influences was Rudolf Koivu. He was a Finnish illustrator, born 1890, died 1946 and published his first illustrations 1911, a year after finishing art school. He wanted to be a "real artist", but had to illustrate to earn his living. His paintings aren't special, but his illustrations are amazing... in my mind ;-) Raul Roine: Glass bells H.C.Andersen; Snow Queen H.C.Andersen; The Steadfast Tin Soldier I should have the illustration for Andersen's fairytale about the guy…
Princess in the Great Forest by RudolfKoivu
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