Illustrator Thomas Lamadieu looks at blank space and fill it in with imagination. The French artist, previously featured here and here, is back with more whimsical drawings of imaginary sky inhabitants. Lamadieu takes photos of the tops of buildings and transforms them with his own creative touches, turning the patches of sky into habitats for a host of fanciful creatures.
Lamadieu’s characters look like sailors, fortune tellers and wise, weathered gypsies. They peek through the tops of buildings and curl up in blank spaces as if the skyline is the most comfortable habitat on earth.
Perhaps Lamadieu’s art resonates because he tilts cityscape perspectives into surprising angles, helping us look at familiar sights in a new way. It’s interesting to note that the artist likes to keep his craft surprisingly low tech. He still turns to Microsoft Paint to create his drawings.