September 26, 2009
I dearly love simple sketch drawings that are softly colored in a bit outside the lines. And I also love Fairy Tales. So it wasn't much of a surprise that I would like the work of Horst Lemke. A current favorite, Horst Lemke was a German illustrator and commercial artist born in Berlin in 1922.

Tom Thumb

The Frog King (Iron Heinrich)

The Goose Girl (Die Gänsemagd)

One Eyes, Two Eyes, and Three Eyes (Einäuglein, Zweiäuglein und Dreiäuglein)

Brother & Sister (Brüderchen und Schwesterchen)

All of these illustrations are from "Die schönsten Märchen der Brüder Grimm" and are courtesy of shanta who scanned in the images from the book. You can read Grimm's Fairy Tales online.


  1. Such cute illustrations! His style is similar to an illustrator named Tom O'Sullivan. His pictures in A Bag Full of Nothing remind me of the ones you've posted.

  2. Wonderful artwork! Keep up the good work.

    Maria[double breasted suit]


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